The solar eclipse is scheduled to occur at about 1:30 pm Greenwich Mean Time. This month's lunar eclipse is particularly long because of the moon's position as it slips into Earth's shadow. To help prevent side effects, during the time of eclipse, Shiv Chalisa should be read, the needy should donate food and basil leaves should be eaten.Scientific and astronomers recommend that seeing a solar eclipse through the naked eye is unsafe and it can also damage the sight.
· Do not sleep during the eclipse.
Caution and avoid long trips on a busy highway, because in the period of eclipses increases the number of accidents.
· Oil massage and bath should not be done during the eclipse. Local time and the eclipse will peak at midnight. Expectant mothers are told to not step out or undertake any activity at home (especially if it involves using sharp objects, be it cutting vegetables or stitching) as it is believed that it may harm the child.
· Wash your clothes and then enter Mandir for Puja. Red light from the Sun is also easier to see with the naked eye at dusk. On the same day, you also get to see Mars as it will be positioned closest to Earth and will be visible through the night. Why this Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse take place? However, the red planet will reach closest to the Earth on July 31, 2018.
And for all those who might nonetheless be superstitious in regards to celestial coincidences, it is possible to unwind once this one has passed won't have yet another solar eclipse landing a Friday the 13th before the year 2080. If the moon is anywhere else on the rim, it is too high or too low to cast its shadow on Earth. The total eclipse will last up to 2h 43m IST on 28 July.
A solar eclipse or Surya Grahan is going to occur today when the moon will obstruct the way between the sun and the earth. The eclipse will be a partial one - when the Moon slips past, only partially concealing the Sun.
According to astrologers, lunar eclipse will be seen in most of Asian countries including India, Western Australia, central and western Africa, Europe and UK. But the eclipse or Surya Grahan 2018 will be barely visible by most people and only parts of it will be seen along the southern coastline of Australia and the southernmost tips of New Zealand.