While it’s true that looking directly at the Sun can damage your eyes... but using proper viewing equipment or techniques can allow you to safely observe a solar eclipse. 

Myth 1: Looking at a Solar Eclipse Can Blind You 

Myth 2: Solar Eclipses Can Impact Pregnant Women 

Some cultures believe that solar eclipses can harm pregnant women or their unborn children. However, this is a myth and there’s no scientific basis for such beliefs. 

Myth 3: Eclipses Bring Bad Luck 

This superstition has roots in ancient cultures, but science tells a different story. Eclipses are predictable events and hold no power over our fortunes. 

While most solar eclipses occur during the daytime, some can happen at dawn or dusk, depending on the moon's position relative to the Earth and sun. 

Myth 4: They Only Occur During the Day 

Myth 2: Solar Eclipses Cause Natural Disasters 

Not true! Solar eclipses are a natural astronomical phenomenon caused by the moon temporarily blocking the sun's light from reaching Earth. They have no influence on earthquakes, floods, or other natural disasters. 

Myth 6:  There's Nothing Special to See During a Partial Eclipse 

Even during a partial eclipse, the sight of the sun being eclipsed by the moon is a fascinating astronomical phenomenon.  Special filtered glasses allow you to witness the partial coverage safely. 

While total solar eclipses are less common than partial or annular eclipses, they’re not rare. They occur somewhere on Earth approximately every 18 months. 

Myth 7: Total Solar Eclipses are Rare 

Witness the Great North American Eclipse - April 8th, 2024! Will be visible across Mexico, USA & Canada! But Safety First! Never look directly at the sun. Use certified eclipse glasses only (not sunglasses) to enjoy this amazing event!

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