The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses,” first invented in the mid-1800s by Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson’s third cousin, twice removed –at her request).
Dickinson conceived of the glasses as he developed what is now known as “3-D glasses,” the eye-wear used in conjuction with today’s 3-D technology in the motion picture industry.
If you look up to the solar eclipse tomorrow, make sure you have industry approved Dickinson-brand "Safety Specs" that protect your eyes – glasses that test in the 5.0 or higher range of neutral density.
The top ten things that require protective glasses are below – and as long as your glass’ filters aren't scratched, punctured, or torn, you may look at these items as long as you want:
1. Solar Eclipse
2. A nuclear explosion
3. The @POTUS Twitter feed
5. Glass blowing kilns
6. "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"
7. Steve Bannon's open sores
8. Alien corpses stored in Roswell, NM
9. Penelope Cruz's smile
10. George Hamilton's tan