How to safely watch the Ring of Fire eclipse?
Unlike a lunar eclipse, which happens when the Moon dips into Earth’s shadow, it’s not safe to look at the eclipsed Sun directly.
Even when the Sun is blotted out, harmful rays will still hit your eyes and potentially cause permanent damage.
You should, therefore, always wear appropriate eye protection and no, regular sunglasses will not cut it.
NASA said: “Solar viewing or eclipses glasses are NOT regular sunglasses; regular sunglasses are not safe for viewing the Sun.
“If you don’t have solar viewing or eclipse glasses, you can use an alternate indirect method, such as a pinhole projector.