Beliefs linking eclipses with an adverse impact on human health and state of mind have been prevalent since time immemorial. Infact, there is a specific set of do’s and don’ts for pregnant women, in addition to dietary restrictions during the length of the eclipse. A certain school of thought also dictates that the radiations produced during the eclipse can be harmful to the health, especially if something is eaten or cooked when the eclipse is taking place.
Before we dive into the consequences of eclipses on the human body and our overall health, it is important to note that humans have watched eclipses since the beginning of the time, long before our understanding of these celestial events came to being. This can explain some of the ancient beliefs surrounding the impact of eclipses which are prevalent to date.