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How to safely observe the Sun

If you want to view the Sun directly, either with the naked eye or an optical instrument, it is vital to use adequate filters that are specially designed for solar observation. Unless you are familiar with these filters, the Montreal Planetarium suggests that you project the Sun’s image onto a screen instead. This method also offers a considerable advantage: It allows several people to see the eclipse simultaneously. However, no matter which method you choose, children should only observe the Sun under an adult’s supervision.

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Projection without an optical instrument

Projection with an optical instrument

Direct observation with a solar filter

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