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August 20, 2017

The solar eclipse of 2017, which arrives on August 21, 2017, has a lot of people wondering whether it’s dangerous for everyone including babies, children, and pets. One question a lot of people have been asking is whether the eclipse is dangerous for pregnant women.

Sure Basics notes, a myth in some cultures “It’s believed pregnant women who are in the presence of the eclipse could cause their baby to have facial deformities or birth marks,” however there’s no scientific proof of this. Still, NASA urges all people, whether pregnant or not, to avoid looking directly at the sun, whether during a social eclipse or not. It can cause serious eye damage. That’s a fact, not a legend. (NASA has an entire page devoted to solar eclipse safety. You can read it here: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

Personally, I feel it is best to see it on TV or the internet and keep your family safe from any eye damage. NASA has a live streaming page of the 2017 Solar Eclipse here.

Amazon has some DIY Solar Eclipse Indirect Viewing Methods: Click here

For Amazon approved CE and ISO certified vendors which are mostly sold out, click here 

One excellent resource on how to determine if your viewers are safe can be found here: https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification