ETA partial solar eclipse is seen through clouds in Bangkok on March 9, 2016. A similar partial eclipse begins across Canada on Aug. 21. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
By Nicole Mortillaro, CBC News Posted: Aug 18, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 18, 2017 8:59 AM
Have you heard that it’s safe to look at an eclipse through sunglasses? Or that radiation during one could be dangerous for unborn children? Don’t believe it.
Solar eclipses aren’t your run-of-the-mill event: while they occur about once every 18 months, the same location may not experience one for many years. So it’s no surprise that there are a few misconceptions about them.
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