Although the eclipse will not be seen in India, according to mythical beliefs, it will still have its impact on Earth and its people.
Devotees were seen taking holy dips, praying to the Sun God and holy river Ganges. According to religious beliefs, making donations after taking bath in a water body on the day of solar eclipse adds to one’s good Karma.
Tuesday’s eclipse will be seen at its best in Chile, because of the time-zone difference and its clear skies. It will allow scientists to study the corona using state-of-the-art telescopes, which will further be helpful in determining the cause of solar magnetic storms.