NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Monday afternoon’s historic total solar eclipse will likely be the most photographed eclipse ever.
But to be picture perfect, you’ll need the perfect tools.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/16 Sunday Morning Forecast
Capturing the eclipse on your cell phone may damage it.
Experts suggest attaching a mini telephoto lens which can bring the image up twice as close.
And while looking through a screen may be safe, looking through a viewfinder is not.READ MORE: Nets Rout Pelicans But Lose Durant To Sprained Left Knee
“If you are looking through a viewfinder in a camera you are actually concentrating all that light onto your macula and really create a burn in the back of your eye,” said optometrist Kelly O’Shea.
Experts say a strong lens can instantly blind you, so to keep it safe use eclipse glasses or a solar filter.
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If you miss the solar eclipse, you will have another chance to view a partial one in North America in 2024.