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Sixty seconds on . . . the eclipse

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: (Published 15 April 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q860
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Did you see the light?

Yes, and I saw the whole of the moon. But only through my eclipse glasses, which allow just 0.00032% of the sun’s light through and are 100 000 times darker than regular sunglasses.

How eye catching

The alternative was to wear welder’s goggles, which would also have protected one’s eyes from solar radiation which can cause retinal damage.

Socket to me

Solar keratosis is a burn to the cornea that …

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