Solar eclipse can be witnessed on February 15, 2018 from various parts of American subcontinent, including Paraguay, Chile and Antartica. A Solar eclipse usually becomes visible after one or two week onset of lunar eclipse. Solar Eclipse event is caused when Moon comes between Earth and Sun. Solar Eclipse usually takes place after eighteen months. This Partial Solar eclipse will be visible not all over the globe. Only some places will experience this partial Solar eclipse. When the eclipse starts, it is preferred to do meditation. It is said that energies are highly active during this period and one should do meditation as the messages are directly conveyed to the God.
Pregnant women are strictly not allowed to go out of the house and it is said that the harmful rays of the Sun can distort the shape of the foetus and can harm the baby. Women are not allowed to work. Idols of God should not be touched during the Solar eclipse. One should take bath after the eclipse and should then touch the idols of God. This is not only applicable for idols one is also prohibited to touch the Tulsi plant during the eclipse. One must do meditation during the eclipse. Ancient time it was said that Solar eclipse is due to angry Sun.
It was believed that the Solar eclipse is a symbol of destruction and loss. It is also said that there was a fight between the Sun and Moon from which the Sun walked away. Nowadays, people in India fast during a solar eclipse due to the belief that any food cooked while an eclipse happens will be poisonous and impure. It is believed that flowers planted during a solar eclipse are brighter and more colorful than flowers planted at any other time of the year.