50.5 MB (50.0 MB compressed)
4200 x 4200 pixels
35.6 x 35.6 cm ⏐ 14.0 x 14.0 in (300dpi)
DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Watching solar eclipse. Young boy using special protective viewing glasses to observe a solar eclipse (upper right). They are designed to block most of the light from the Sun. Observing the Sun without any protection can damage the eyes and cause blindness. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves in front of the Sun and obscures its surface. This moment of totality lasts for only a few minutes. Total solar eclipses usually occur less than once a year, and can only be seen from a small area of the Earth's surface.
Model release not available. Property release not required.