Eclipse Live: A Stargazing Special

Join us at 9am on Friday 20 March for live coverage of a solar eclipse. Watch the Sun smile in the biggest astronomical event so far this century.

Never look at the Sun directly as you will damage your eyes and it could cause blindness. The only way to safely watch the eclipse directly is to wear APPROVED solar eclipse glasses. Before you look at the Sun, CHECK THE GLASSES FOR DAMAGE, including scratches. Put them on and look around - if you can see ANY glimpse of light, they are damaged. You should see nothing at all unless looking at the Sun.

Alternatively, a simple way to view the eclipse safely is to use a colander. Hold it so that the light shines through the holes onto the ground or a onto piece of paper. When the eclipse takes place you will see dozens of miniature crescents.

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