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Solar Eclipse 2017: 5 myths around greatest astronomical event of the year

A Total Solar Eclipse Will Be Seen All Over The United States, While Other Countries Will Witness The Partial Form Of The Same.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kajol | Updated on: 20 Aug 2017, 11:29:05 PM
Solar Eclipse 2017: 5 myths around greatest astronomical event of the year

New Delhi:

On August 21, people all over the world are going to experience a total solar eclipse. The solar eclipse will be witnessed at the morning of August 21. However, India will not be fortunate enough to experience such a beautiful incident. A total solar eclipse will be seen all over the United States, while other countries will witness the partial form of the same. 

Whenever there is news of solar eclipse, myths regarding solar eclipse start appearing. Is really solar eclipse is related to a bad day? let's know the scientific reason behind this. 

Myth 1: Total solar eclipses are very rare

In roughly every 18 months there is always total solar eclipse somewhere on Earth. However the shadow of the moon on earth is so small, it make hard to see the solar eclipse. The Monday's total eclipse is clearly visible in the United States and some few countries also.

Myth 2: The solar eclipse can be dangerous during pregnancy

In reality, watching sun is always harmful because it emits radiation which can harm the infant and it does not make any difference whether it is a normal sunny day or Solar eclipse.

Myth 3: Solar eclipse leads to bad event

Throughout history, solar eclipses have been associated with bad events. In 763 Bc there was an insurrection in the city of Ashur which happened to coincide with a solar eclipse.Then there was the death of England's King Henry I in 1133, again during a solar eclipse.From there rumors started building about the solar eclipse.


Myth 4: Do not look directly into the Solar Eclipse

There is saying that at the time of solar eclipse a person should not go outside the home and even do not see the sunlight directly it leads to you bad effect on you and it affects your eyes and affects eye visibility. This is all wrong. We never look directly into the sun how can we see directly into the solar eclipse they both are same Looking at the sun is a bad idea and create a scar on the retina at the back of your eye.

Myth 5: Eclipses will poison any food that is prepared during the event.  

Not sure how this myth was started, it comes from the theory that harmful rays are produced during a total solar eclipse. After that, it started that food should not be cooked during this time it will affect your health and make food unhygienic.

Or maybe it comes from stories passed down about the corona. The basic idea that total eclipses are scary initiated from the fact that coronae appear in a ghostly green hue.  

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in roughly every 18 months there is always total solar eclipsesomewhere on earth . However the shadow of the moon on earth is so small, it make hard to see the solar eclipse.
The Monday's total eclipse is clerally visible in the United Statesand some few cpountries also.
Myth 2: The solar eclipse can be dangerous during pregnancyIn reality, watching sun is laos harmful beacuse it emits radiaition which can harm the infant and it doesnot make any difference 
Myth 3: Solar eclipse leads to bad eventThroughout history, solar eclipses have been associatedwith bad events.In 763 Bc there was an insurrection in the city of Ashur which happenedto coincide with a solar eclipse.Then there wsa the death of England's King Henry I in 1133, againduring a solar eclipse.From there rumors started building about solar eclipse
Myth 4: Do not look directly into the Solar EclipseThere is asying that at the time of solar eclipse a person should notgo outside the home and even donot see the sunlight directly it leadsto you bad effect on you nad it affects your eyes and affect eye visibility.This is all wrong . We never look directly into the sun how can we see doirctly into the solar eclipse they both are same Looking at the sun is a bad idea and create a scar on the retina at the back of your eyw.



Bad things never see time they happen all the time, with or without solar eclipse
In roughly every 18 months  


Myth 5: Eclipses will poison any food that is prepare during the event.  
Not sure how this myth was started, I’m assuming that it comes from the theory that harmful rays are produced during a total solar eclipse. Or maybe it comes from stories passed down about the corona.  The basic idea that total eclipses are scary initiated from the fact that coronae appears in a ghostly green hue.  Its appearance made it “natural” to attach scary stories about them. Once that happened, folks started looking for weird occurrences (like food spoiling) around them during eclipses to tie to the notion that bad things happen during eclipse
Eclipses will poison any food that is prepare during the event.  
Not sure how this myth was started, I’m assuming that it comes from the theory that harmful rays are produced during a total solar eclipse. Or maybe it comes from stories passed down about the corona.  The basic idea that total eclipses are scary initiated from the fact that coronae appears in a ghostly green hue.  Its appearance made it “natural” to attach scary stories about them. Once that happened, folks started looking for weird occurrences (like food spoiling) around them during eclipses to tie to the notion that bad things happen during eclipses.























































in roughly every 18 months there is always total solar eclipsesomewhere on earth . However the shadow of the moon on earth is so small, it make hard to see the solar eclipse.
The Monday's total eclipse is clerally visible in the United Statesand some few cpountries also.
Myth 2: The solar eclipse can be dangerous during pregnancyIn reality, watching sun is laos harmful beacuse it emits radiaition which can harm the infant and it doesnot make any difference 
Myth 3: Solar eclipse leads to bad eventThroughout history, solar eclipses have been associatedwith bad events.In 763 Bc there was an insurrection in the city of Ashur which happenedto coincide with a solar eclipse.Then there wsa the death of England's King Henry I in 1133, againduring a solar eclipse.From there rumors started building about solar eclipse
Myth 4: Do not look directly into the Solar EclipseThere is asying that at the time of solar eclipse a person should notgo outside the home and even donot see the sunlight directly it leadsto you bad effect on you nad it affects your eyes and affect eye visibility.This is all wrong . We never look directly into the sun how can we see doirctly into the solar eclipse they both are same Looking at the sun is a bad idea and create a scar on the retina at the back of your eyw.



Bad things never see time they happen all the time, with or without solar eclipse
In roughly every 18 months  


Myth 5: Eclipses will poison any food that is prepare during the event.  
Not sure how this myth was started, I’m assuming that it comes from the theory that harmful rays are produced during a total solar eclipse. Or maybe it comes from stories passed down about the corona.  The basic idea that total eclipses are scary initiated from the fact that coronae appears in a ghostly green hue.  Its appearance made it “natural” to attach scary stories about them. Once that happened, folks started looking for weird occurrences (like food spoiling) around them during eclipses to tie to the notion that bad things happen during eclipse
Eclipses will poison any food that is prepare during the event.  
Not sure how this myth was started, I’m assuming that it comes from the theory that harmful rays are produced during a total solar eclipse. Or maybe it comes from stories passed down about the corona.  The basic idea that total eclipses are scary initiated from the fact that coronae appears in a ghostly green hue.  Its appearance made it “natural” to attach scary stories about them. Once that happened, folks started looking for weird occurrences (like food spoiling) around them during eclipses to tie to the notion that bad things happen during eclipses.

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First Published : 20 Aug 2017, 11:29:05 PM

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