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If you're thinking of viewing the Sun, your first concern should always be eye safety. Serious eye damage can result from even a brief glimpse of our star.
safe way to observe sunspots
is to project an image of the Sun through a telescope or binoculars
onto a white screen -- paper plates, walls and sidewalks all
work nicely. If you're using a telescope, be sure that any small
finder telescope is capped. If you're using binoculars, keep
the cover on one of the two tubes. Never look through
a telescope or binoculars to point them at the Sun -- partial
or total blindness will almost surely result.
Pinhole projectors and certain types of solar filters can also afford a safe view of the Sun. Pinhole projectors usually produce a small and unsatisfying image, but they are better than nothing if you don't have a telescope or binoculars.