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The Moon Eclipses the Sun An eclipse of the Sun happens when the New Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth. The Moon’s shadow is not big enough to engulf the entire planet, so the shadow is always limited to a certain area (see map illustrations below). This area changes during the course of the eclipse because the Moon and Earth are in constant motion: Earth continuously rotates around its axis while it orbits the Sun, and the Moon orbits Earth. This is why solar eclipses seem to travel from one place to another. There are between two and five solar eclipses every year, each visible only in a limited area.There are three main types of solar eclipses:
1. total solar eclipses
2. annular eclipses
3. partial solar eclipses In addition, there are hybrid solar eclipses, also called annular-total eclipses, when an annular eclipse changes into a total eclipse, or vice versa.Solar eclipse 14 October 2023 Begins at 7:04am and ends at 12:29pm
This will affect cancer, libra, Capricorn, Aries zodiac signs.During the solar eclipse,
1. one should avoid sleeping, especially for elderly and ill persons. According to astrology, it has negative consequences on one’s health.2. Cooking or eating must also be prevented during the solar eclipse as it can harm your health.Earth Casts Its ShadowThe Moon does not have any light of its own—it shines because its surface reflects sunlight. During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon and cuts off the Moon’s light supply. When this happens, the surface of the Moon takes on a reddish glow instead of going completely dark.
The red color of a totally eclipsed Moon has prompted many people in recent years to refer to total lunar eclipses as Blood Moons. Earth’s shadow can be divided into three parts:
  •  Umbra – the darker, central part.
  •  Penumbra – the outer part.
  • Antumbra – the partly shaded area beyond the umbra.
During a total lunar eclipse, Earth’s umbra completely covers the Moon.
Lunar eclipse 28 October 2023 Begins at 23:31pm and ends on 29 October 3:56am. The duration is 4 hrs 25min. This will affect Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius most significantly.One should remain calm, hydrated and take a bathe before and after the eclipse. Reading spiritual books and chanting mantras can be helpful. Pregnant women should avoid carrying sharp objects and keep a coconut in their lap.