Shireen Gonzaga is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about natural history. She is also a technical editor at an astronomical observatory where she works on documentation for astronomers. Shireen has many interests and hobbies related to the natural world. She lives in Cockeysville, Maryland.
FAA flight simulator view showing temporary flash blindness caused a 5 milliwatt laser pointer at 350 feet (107 m). Depending on the amount of light from the flash, the image may take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes to fade away.Credit: Patrick Murphy via Wikimedia Commons.