Note that below is their safety recommendations. Use at your own risk. The only 100% safe way is to stay inside and not look out and watch it on TV-online: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/nasa-television-online-coverage-for-aug-21-solar-eclipse/. The indirect viewing is safe, but one must resist the temptation of looking up. The problem with looking directly during the total eclipse is the time is very limited, and the area with a total eclipse, as opposed to partial, is limited. Thus, even looking during a total eclipse carries risk.
Eclipse 101 -Safey:
“Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe )
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held…
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