On 2002-01-11 18:29, EckJerome wrote:
Ah, here is a ubiquitous piece of Bad Astronomy:
From "Eye Safety And Solar Eclipses" linked to at http://www.williams.edu/Astronomy/IAU_eclipses/
The only time that the Sun can be viewed safely with the naked eye is during a total eclipse...
Excuse me? The sun is not visible during totality, it is blocked by the moon. There is NEVER a time that the sun can be viewed safely with the naked eye.
Sometimes it is correctly stated that the only time to safely view an "eclipse" (of the solar variety) is during totality.