By VocalizedBoar - United States - Albuquerque
Today, there is an annual solar eclipse. As I was buying the last pair of solar glasses to watch the eclipse with, some jerk snatched them out of my hands and bolted off with them. I now have to make the decision between watching the eclipse and not going blind. FML
VocalizedBoar tells us more :
No joke, all solar eclipse glasses were sold out. Even all the welding goggles were sold out at the hardware stores.
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  yozakura06  |  2

You should of used a mirror
It works just as well that way you can see it and not look dirrectly
You turn around so your back is facing the eclipse and you place the mirror in front of you and look for the eclipse that way you don't et direct hit


That doesn't work,u need something that will reduce the brightness.Were u ever one of the nerds like me setting leaves on fire with a magnifying glass?U have the same kinda thing in ur eye that the magnifying glass does to set it on fire. Look at the sun and u do the same thing.And a mirror does too

  Drigr  |  9

At least you got the chance to see it. It was too cloudy and rainy to see it from here. Pro tip, don't wait until last monite next time, I've known about this eclipse for a few days now.

  IchimaruGin  |  5

No D: you're not supposed to wear sunglasses and watch an eclipse, it'll actually be worse than staring at it directly. The darkness of the sunglasses will cause your pupils to dilate, allowing more light to enter and cause more damage.

  twisted_cherub  |  14

lefty619, you're 18 and haven't learned that solar eclipses are much more rare than once a year. How? They happen once every few years, take only a couple hours from start to finish, and can only be seen by a small portion of the planet each time.

OP, calm down. My friend and I stared directly at it for a minute, or so, at a time all throughout. The spots in my vision only lasted a few seconds and the damage to retinas is minimal as long as you only do it a few times in your life. I should state that we only got 35% coverage here and looking at the ring of fire effect is more damaging.

By  Flora_fml  |  6

Your life sucks not because a fluke theft spoiled your one time purchase, but because you lack the intelligence to look up other safe methods of viewing solar eclipses on the internet or the creativity to come up with another option on your own. This FML is pretty weak, dude.