All we’ve heard is to not look at the eclipse without approved, safe eye wear, or you could severely damage your eyes. But you can actually look directly at it and be ok, but there is a catch.

According to, it is safe to look directly at the event during totality, only when the sun is blocked in its entirety by the moon and that is the only way and time.

The problem is not everyone will have that opportunity. make sure you check out the totality path and ensure you are in it before taking your glasses off.

You can pull this off unscathed if in Casper, in totality, but if in Cheyenne, it won't work. The difference between looking at the sun with 98 percent totality and 100 percent totality is blindness.

See more on how to view the eclipse, and about "eclipse blindness" here.



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