Solar Eclipse 2024: NASA warns about phone Camera damage, offers tips

NASA issues crucial warning for all smartphone users wondering about shooting the Solar Eclipse 2024. A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024, visible across North America. The American Space Agency shared useful tips to avoid damaging your phone camera.

Samsung phones are equipped with the most advanced camera technology. However, NASA says any camera is good camera – for shooting the Solar Eclipse. You all need to take precautions to prevent harm to your precious eyes and damage to the camera sensor.

Seeing the eclipse with the naked eye is dangerous; the same applies to your phone camera. Pointing your phone’s camera directly at the Sun during a total eclipse could be damaged like any other image sensor. NASA cites, “This is especially true if you’re using any sort of magnifying lens attachment on the phone.”

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Smartphone users are instructed to apply proper filters to avoid harming the image sensor. Rather than finding and purchasing filters for eclipse, the best practice would be to hold a pair of eclipse glasses in front of your phone’s lenses when photographing the Sun.

Apart from safeguarding the phone’s camera, protecting your eyes is a must. To take images when the Sun is partially eclipsed, you’ll need to use a special solar filter to protect your camera, however, you can remove the glasses to see the Sun’s outer atmosphere.

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