His arrogant gaze at the solar eclipse

“Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality,” Nasa wrote on a webpage discussing how to view the 2017 solar eclipse safely.

“The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as ‘eclipse glasses’ or hand-held solar viewers.”


But this didn’t stop the President, who has a reported tendency to act against the advice of his aides, from sneaking a peek after taking off his protective glasses. He squinted as he briefly looked up at the sun.


Donald Trump stares into solar eclipse without safety glasses,
while aides shout ‘don’t look!’

The Independent

His arrogant gaze at the solar eclipse with his unguarded eyes –
this was quizzical
His blindness perhaps is no longer just ethical – not only moral –
but physical!

© 2017 Dan Letwin

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