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Venus Transit: How to watch safely

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:48

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: With skygazers eagerly waiting for the Venus Transit on Wednesday morning, here are some tips on how to see the celestial event safely.

  • Remember, if you look at the Sun directly while the Venus is in transit it will damage your eyes.
  • Take precautions while watching the transit to protect your eyes.
  • Various protective glasses like welding filters, binoculars, sun-glasses etc are available in market that can be used to watch the transit safely and guard against retinal damage.
  • Please note that while you will be able to see Venus through naked eyes during the transit, it is highly recommended that you should do so while wearing quality protective glasses.
  • According to specialists, watching the transit through naked eyes may even lead to blindness.
  • First Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:48
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