Can we directly see lunar eclipse?
Is it safe to look at a lunar eclipse? The good thing about all types of lunar eclipse is that, unlike a solar eclipse, they are safe to view with the naked eye.
From Moonconnection.com: "It is quite safe to watch a lunar eclipse with the naked eye, while watching a solar eclipse without eyewear protection can seriously damage your eyesight. You can use a telescope to get a clearer view of the moon during an eclipse and really see what is happening.
A lunar eclipse is when the Moon moves into the Earth' shadow. What would you see if you were standing on the Moon? A partial or total *solar* eclipse - the Earth will cross in front of the Sun.
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Lunar eclipses can happen only when the Moon is opposite the Sun in the sky, a monthly occurrence we know as a full Moon. But lunar eclipses do not occur every month because the Moon's orbit is tilted five degrees from Earth's orbit around the Sun, so most of the time the Moon passes above or below the shadow.
Eclipse or no eclipse, looking directly at the sun can damage the retinas of the eyes, creating a permanent hole in the center of vision. People must use certified glasses with lenses equipped for viewing the sun.
It is generally suggested to stay indoors and avoid doing new things or starting any new work during the lunar eclipse. Drinking water, brushing teeth, combing hair, oil massage, visiting the loo or using the washroom and involving in sexual activities are prohibited during the lunar eclipse.
You can view the eclipse directly without proper eye protection only when the Moon completely obscures the Sun's bright face – during the brief and spectacular period known as totality. (You'll know it's safe when you can no longer see any part of the Sun through eclipse glasses or a solar viewer.)
The Dangers of a Solar Eclipse
In fact, looking at the sun during a solar eclipse can literally burn your retina and make you go blind. The sun's light is so intense that even a small sliver of exposed light is enough to cause irreversible damage.
Although binoculars or a telescope will enhance the view and the red color, you don't need any special equipment to observe a lunar eclipse. A dark environment away from bright lights makes for the best viewing conditions.