WONDER #1956: Why Can’t You Look Directly at the Sun?

Question 1 of 3

One of the most dangerous times to look directly at the Sun is during what type of eclipse?

  1. solar
  2. lunar
  3. aural
  4. macular

Question 2 of 3

Looking directly at the Sun during a solar eclipse can cause what condition?

  1. myopia
  2. swollen spleen
  3. hyperopia
  4. solar retinopathy

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a safe way to view a solar eclipse?

  1. specialty sun filters
  2. No. 14 welder's glasses
  3. pinhole viewer
  4. regular sunglasses

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