Can the eclipse damage your phone camera? What to know

It’s well known that during the solar eclipse, without protective gear the sun can damage your eyes permanently. However, your cellphone camera might also be at risk. 

According to NASA, the phone sensor could be at a high risk of damage like any other image sensor if pointed directly at the sun. 

“You would need to utilize the proper filters just like on any other camera,” the Aeronautics and Space agency said in a post on X, formerly Twitter. “The best practice would be to hold a pair of eclipse glasses in front of your phone’s lenses when photographing the sun at any point other than totality.”

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