My experience with solar eclipse. I was in the lower grades. One day we found out, we’d have solar eclipse. I was thrilled I’d see it. It happened sometime during the day. My classmate saw it first. She called me to see it. I was happy I’d get the chance.
I was hooked I kept looking at it. It looked so different and interesting. I spent a long time looking at it. I wasn’t warned not to look at it directly.
I remember my father came home and said , ‘you shouldn’t look directly at the sun, it can cause permanent eye damage or blindness’. I was worried, I’d already spent a long time. I was afraid I couldn’t tell my father.
Next day I noticed everything was blurry. I knew I’d looked directly at the sun too long. What could I do,I thought I was already blind .Next few days were horrific. I told myself if somehow I started seeing clearly. I’d never repeat this.
It took probably a week before I saw clearly. I’d learned a huge lesson first hand. When I think of that now, I feel I am very lucky my eyes were not permanently damaged.