How to watch Thursday’s solar eclipse in a safe manner

Energy Tuesday 24/December/2019 13:15 PM
By: Times News Service
How to watch Thursday’s solar eclipse in a safe manner

Muscat: Oman’s Ministry of Health has listed three devices through which you can watch the upcoming eclipse in a safe manner.
Read here: Don’t watch eclipse with naked eyes, warns Oman Astronomical Society

Solar eclipse glasses are of course the recommended way of looking at the eclipse, but a telescope will also work, as will welder’s masks that have lens shades over the slot that enables people to see through it while wearing the helmet.

A statement from the Ministry of Health said, “Protect your eyes from damage. Don’t look at the sun when it is blocked by the moon. When the eclipse is underway, make sure you use the following tools: a telescope, special solar eclipse glasses, or a welder’s mask, as it has the right protection for your eyes.”
Free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided to those who go to Madinat Al Irfan to watch the eclipse, with the Oman Astronomical Society announcing that this was their latest solar eclipse observation centre in Muscat.

“Supported by Omran Group, we invited you to observe the annular eclipse from the entrance of the Madinat Al Irfan theatre,” said a statement from the society. “Solar eclipse glasses will be provided to the attendees.”