- School Health Eclipse
Prepare yourself and your students for the solar eclipse on October 14, 2023 with School Health and Prevent Blindess! Solar eclipses occur when the moon moves between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun and casting a shadow on earth.
The eclipse in October will be a annular solar eclipse. This means that while the moon and sun will be in line with the earth, the parent size of the moon is smaller than the size of the sun, causing a “ring of fire.”
What is Eclipse Blindness?
Remember, never look at an annular eclipse without the proper eye protection. Exposing your eyes to the sun’s rays can lead to retinal burns – or solar retinopathy – destroying cells in your eyes, and causing loss of vision, distorted vision, or altered color vision. Seek medical help if you notice any symptoms.
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