Why is looking at the sun during a solar eclipse worse than looking at the sun on a normal day?

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Why is looking at the sun during a solar eclipse worse than looking at the sun on a normal day?

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There’s also the fact that normally, the sun is boring, and a normal person wouldn’t be inclined to stare at it for long. “Ow! Crap! Yep, that was the sun, all right.”

During an eclipse, something *interesting* is going on up there, and people who otherwise know better than to stare at something painfully bright might find themselves “toughing it out” to see what’s going on.

That’s a bad idea.

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