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Pregnant during the eclipse? Superstitions say it could harm the baby

Pregnant during the eclipse? Superstitions say it could harm the baby

Just in case pregnant women don't have enough to worry about, there are some legends warning them of harm during an eclipse.Do not go outside during the eclipse. It's believed pregnant women who are in the presence of the eclipse could cause their baby to have facial deformities or birth marks.Lie straight in bed. women in Pakistan might be told this to prevent a baby from developing crooked joints.

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What if I looked straight at an eclipse of the sun?

What if I looked straight at an eclipse of the sun?

You've probably heard that staring at the sun is bad — even a few seconds can damage your eyes. But what if you looked at a solar eclipse? If you stare at the sun, this lens concentrates a spot of sunlight on your retina, and it burns it too. The light is so intense that it kills cells on your retina. That's why we wear special sunglasses.

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Types of Solar Eclipse

Types of Solar Eclipse

There are four different types of solar eclipse, namely Partial eclipse, Annular eclipse, Total Eclipse and Hybrid Eclipse. A partial solar eclipse occurs when only part of the Sun is covered by the Moon which appears to take a “bite” out of the Sun.An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun’s center is covered by the moon.A total solar eclipse takes place when the Sun becomes completely covered by the moon.The Hybrid eclipse is a fairly rare event.

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What Is an Eclipse?

What Is an Eclipse?

An eclipse takes place when Earth or the moon passes through a shadow of another heavenly body.There are two types of eclipses on Earth: an eclipse of the moon and an eclipse of the sun. A sun eclipse is a Luner eclipse, and a moon eclipse is a solar eclipse.

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