Published on March 28 2006
CNN.com - World prepares for total solar eclipse - Mar 28, 2006
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Tourists and scientists were gathering at spots around the world for a solar show -- the first total eclipse in years, which will sweep northeast from Brazil to Mongolia, blotting out the sun across swathes of the world's poorest lands. The moon is expected to first begin blocking out the sun in the morning in Brazil before the path of greatest blockage migrates to Africa, then on to Turkey and up into Mongolia, where it will fade out with the sunset. Superstition will follow around the world, as it has for generations. One Indian paper advised pregnant women not to go outside during the eclipse to avoid having a blind baby or one with a cleft lip. Food cooked before the eclipse should be thrown out afterward because it will be impure and those who are holding a knife or ax during the eclipse will cut themselves, the Hindustan Times added.Obviously, for some of us, eclipses are very unlucky events. For me, however, the eclipse is supposed to be a wonderful thing, according to this week's horror-scope:
This week March 27 through April 2 Libra The Solar Eclipse in your opposite sign of Aries on Wednesday may bring about a change in the status of your relationships. This is a time of new beginnings and of hope. If one relationship has recently come to an end, you now get a chance to start out fresh. Perhaps you are enjoying the feeling of being on your own again and a chance to date others without getting really serious. Or maybe you already have someone in mind and the Eclipse will bring your relationship much closer than you thought possible at this stage.heh.