Why not? Well, you could damage your eyes.
CBC reminds you that it's always risky to look at the sun directly, not just during an eclipse. It will begin live coverage at 2 p.m., streaming on WFMJ.com and the WFMJ Facebook page. In Greater Boston, the sun will be only partially obscured.
It's been 38 years since a total eclipse was visible from the continental United States - and even then it was visible only in the U.S. Northwest & Canada.
A lunar eclipse, on the other hand, occurs when the Earth, on its orbit around the sun, comes between the sun and the moon, causing the Earth's shadow to be seen on the moon. We stopped into a grocery store that's selling them for $1.99, and found they had the required ISO number 12312-2, but most pairs for sale were bent or scratched. CT will experience a partial eclipse, with about 75% of the sun blocked, a rare event worth watching.
However, despite knowing its track, the weather forecast also plays a big part, as clear skies would be best for viewing.
It doesn't seem like the total solar eclipse will affect your pets so much, but because of the darkness, it may affect wildlife in the area. River Valley Eye Professionals is urging everyone to view the eclipse with proper eye protection to avoid any temporary or permanent eye damage from the sun. The moon will pass between Earth and the sun for America's first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Please bring your own protective glasses or pinhole viewers as we have already given our supply away. Students at Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, will view the eclipse with approved glasses and measure the air temperature over the duration of the eclipse. They can see in dim light, where we can't.
-Always read and follow all directions that come with the solar filter or eclipse glasses.
According to experts, you need to be in the path of totality to be able to view the eclipse and that path is quite thin.
What can happen when you look directly at the sun? But a select few, will see an umbra, where the Moon completely blocks out the Sun.
If you're lucky enough to be at or traveling to a total eclipse location, be warned that some towns are projecting that their supermarkets will run out of food and even gas stations will run out of gas.
Don't look at the sun.