Per NASA: “a solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and the earth, blocking the sunlight and casting a shadow onto Earth.” It’s kind of do-si-do dance with each other, and we get to see it happen now and then.
As long as you observe safe viewing procedures, you’re ok to watch it. But watching with your bare naked eyes means that the eclipse may be the last thing you ever see. So take the necessary precautions. For me, the tried and true (and cheapest and easiest) is looking at the eclipse in a bucket of water. The water acts as a reflector; easy-peasy.
So what exactly is the impact on us humans during a solar eclipse? Here are the five “things” I found that might happen to us during this event, per Elite Daily:
- You might become tired or fatigued.
- Pregnancy might be affected.
- Eyes may be damaged by looking directly at the eclipse.
- Digestion may be distrupted.
- Emotions may be all over the place.
Animals’ and humans’ circadian rhythms may also be affected. Also, those who are particularly sensitive to lunar or solar changes may notice changes in sleep patterns, dreams, thoughts, etc.
I’m sure that these celestial events have been happening for millions of years, but it’s pretty exciting to see them just the same. Of course, there will always be those doom and gloom folks who insist that natural events such as these are ominous portents of disaster to come.
Maybe so, but as for me, I am just going to enjoy this particular celestial event with my trusty bucket of water.