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Q & A: effects of sunlight in eclipse

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Most recent answer: 01/09/2012
Q:
why sunlight causes more harmful effect on the body on solar eclipse?
- sachin (age 14)
delhi,delhi,India
A:
It doesn't. The problem is that during the eclipse people are tempted to stare directly at the sun. There's still enough light, including ultraviolet light, coming from the visible fringes to damage the retina.

Mike W.

(published on 01/09/2012)

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