TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ON 2/07/2019
Tomorrow i.e. on the 2nd of July 2019, there will occur a total Solar Eclipse. According to the Hindu Panchang, the date is Aashaard Amavasya. What is it? What time will it take place? What effects it will carry? Keep reading on to know the answers to all your questions regarding the phenomenon.
What is a Total Solar Eclipse?
A Solar Eclipse, known as Surya Grahan in the common tongue, is an astronomical event which occurs when the Moon comes in between the Sun and the Earth and its shadow covers the Sun in black. The Moon may block the Sun fully or partially and depend on it, the eclipse can be total, partial or annular.
This particular Solar Eclipse is going to be Total, where the shadow of the Moon will completely block the light of the Sun.
When will this eclipse occur?
The Partial Eclipse which will be the start of the main event will begin at 10:25 pm tomorrow according to the Indian Standard Time. This eclipse will be 2 minutes and 40 seconds longer than the last eclipse that occurred in August 2017 and will last for about 4 minutes and 33 seconds.
Where will the eclipse be visible?
The South Pacific region will be the major area of action during the eclipse. The dark shadows will fall upon parts of Chile and Argentina and the remote areas of the South Pacific with the partial eclipse being visible in the neighboring countries of South America.
Since it will occur during the night hours in India, it won’t be visible here.
What are the do’s and don’ts of the eclipse?
Being Indians, it is very common for us to weigh the pros and cons of everything and see what works in our favor and what does not. Though this eclipse will not be visible in India and thus will have minimal effects, here are a few things in general that you can do or not.
- Do not eat or drink anything during the Grahan because the ultraviolet rays are produced in heavier amounts than usual and may interfere with your health. You can add Tulsi leaves to the already kept eatables to protect them.
- Pregnant women are specifically advised to stay inside for the entire duration.
- You can do Shiv Chalisa Path or chant Mantras dedicated to the God of Sun i.e. Surya Devta.
- Avoid traveling or beginning any important task.
This is all that this year’s eclipse has to offer. The next eclipse will be in December 2020. Let us hope it to be more effective in India at that time.