Eclipse Eye Hack: Why Green & Red Enhance the View

30th March, 2024


Get ready for a solar eclipse spectacle! Scientists have a tip for boosting your experience: wear green and red!

It's all about the Purkinje Effect – how our eyes see colors differently in low light.

During an eclipse, the sky darkens. Here's where green and red come in.

Red appears dimmer in low light, so the eclipsed sun might seem sharper against a green background.

Green, on the other hand, stays vibrant in low light, making details on the corona (sun's outer layer) pop.

Wearing green or red clothing or having these colors nearby can enhance the visual experience.

But remember, safety first! Always use certified solar eclipse glasses to protect your eyes.

With some science and the right colors, your eclipse viewing goes from good to great!