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Flat Earthers Reckon NASA Is Hiding The Truth About The Solar Eclipse

Flat Earthers Reckon NASA Is Hiding The Truth About The Solar Eclipse

It's enough to make your head hurt

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Many people across America and other parts of the world will soon cast their gaze to the sky to watch an incredible moment that hasn't been seen in 99 years: a full solar eclipse.

NASA has been warning the lucky ones who get to witness the event to wear a special type of sunglasses to prevent their eyes from getting seriously damaged.

But the people who believe that the Earth is flat reckon NASA is trying to hide the truth.

Flat Earthers are very quick to point out that the Moon is one size and the Sun is much bigger, therefore there is no way the lunar object could fully block out our heat source. But if you're wondering just how an eclipse could possibly ever work under a flat Earth theory, a generous YouTuber has been kind enough to explain.

Mic spoke with a flat Earther, Charlie Flowers, to explain the idea in more detail. Apparently, not only is the Earth flat but it's also encased in a glass dome. Charlie said: "The Sun is a light. They're all lights. The Sun and the Moon are the same size and they spin above us and it's a battery."

Oh yeah, Flowers also thinks that when the Moon waxes and wanes, it's losing and gaining electrical charge.

"It's a battery system. The Moon is the negative and the Sun is the positive," he added.

Whether you believe it or not is up to you, but if you're planning on watching it in the US without special sunglasses, then you might want to book an appointment with an optometrist now.

Scientists are warning that just because the Sun is covered by the Moon, it doesn't mean you can't seriously fuck up your vision forever more, and that sunglasses absolutely will not cut it.

The scariest part is that even if you did do some damage, you wouldn't notice, because it's usually painless.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: flat earth, US