Buzz·Posted on Feb 13, 2015What Happens When You Stare At The Sun?How long can you stare at that big, beautiful ball of gas before you go blind?by Sam WeinerBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Here's a moment-by-moment breakdown of what happens to your vision if you stare directly at the sun: 5 Seconds Getty Images/iStockphoto Kannaa An intense, unbearable brightness fills your entire field of vision. 10 Seconds Getty Images/iStockphoto AidarMurzabayev You experience photokeratitis aka snow blindness. It causes extreme eye pain similar to having sand in your eye. 20 Seconds Getty Images/iStockphoto ipopba The sun's UV rays have now caused irreparable retina damage resulting in partial blindness. 30 Seconds Total blindness 40 Seconds Blindness 50 Seconds Blindness One Minute Getty Images/iStockphoto BenGoode A brief vision of the future, set 7 years from that exact moment. 1:10 Blindness again. 1:20 Getty Images/iStockphoto chainatp Now you can see ghosts, but that's it. Blind otherwise. 1:30 Blind. 1:40 Blind. 1:50 Blind. 2:00 Getty Images/iStockphoto Robert Churchill Vision back to normal!* Happy staring! *NOTE: At this point, blindness is normal for you.