Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Do’s and Don’ts to follow during the eclipse


Solar Eclipse, also known as Surya Grahan in Hindu astrology is set to take place on April 8, but will not be visible in India. However, it is essential to follow certain do’s and don’ts during a solar eclipse to ensure your safety and well-being.

Here are some of the key do’s and don’ts to follow during the eclipse. 

Things To Do On First Total Solar Eclipse 2024

1. You may choose to conduct a puja at home on the day of the first solar eclipse. You can also chant mantras this will help remove negativity. 

2. It is widely believed that engaging in acts of charity and taking a bath in the holy river holds significant importance. 

3. Observing a solar eclipse without proper eye protection can cause severe eye damage, including permanent blindness. Ensure you have certified solar viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers that meet international safety standards. These glasses should block out harmful ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation.

4. Seek out a location with an unobstructed view of the sky, away from tall buildings and trees. Parks, open fields, or hilltops are excellent choices for witnessing the eclipse. Plan ahead to avoid large crowds and traffic congestion.

Things To Avoid On Total Solar Eclipse 2024

1. According to certain religious beliefs, pregnant women are advised to exercise extra caution during the Sutak phase, abstaining from handling knives, scissors, blades, and other sharp objects due to the perceived risk of harm to the unborn child.

2. Never look directly at the sun without adequate eye protection, even during a partial eclipse. The intense solar radiation can cause severe and permanent damage to your eyesight.

3. Looking directly at the Sun through cameras, telescopes, or binoculars, even with eclipse glasses, can result in serious eye injury. The focused solar rays have the potential to harm the eyes.

By following these essential guidelines, you can safely and responsibly witness the first solar eclipse of April 8, 2024.