Thursday, 19 March 2015

Selfie danger during solar eclipse, eye experts warn

Taking pictures of tomorrows solar eclipse on a smartphone could put people at risk of blindness, eye experts warn.

The College of Optometrists says the danger comes should people look directly at the Sun as they position themselves for selfies or other shots.

Inadvertently glancing at the Sun - even briefly while setting up a shot - can lead to burns at the back of eye.

Tomorrow the UK will experience a partial solar eclipse - the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, blotting out up to 98% of its disc and putting much of the UK into a morning twilight.

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