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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The amount of UV radiation doesnt decrease substantially during a solar eclipse. The amount of visual radiation does though causing your eyes to dilate. The net result is that your eyes let in a lot more UV radiation than it would normally receive.

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