Rationalists to celebrate solar eclipse to dispel myths

04:28 PM Oct 23, 2022 | PTI |

Mangaluru: Seeking to dispel myths associated with the solar eclipse, members of the ‘Aid Without Religion’ trust and Dakshina Kannada rationalists’ association will organise a celebration of the solar eclipse here during the eclipse period on Tuesday.


The programme is aimed to allay the fears and misconceptions about solar eclipses that exposure to sunlight during eclipse could cause skin disease and physical harm. The members will also watch the eclipse through specially procured glasses and consume food during that time.

A meeting in the open will be organised and the members will have food during the time of the eclipse, Prof Narendra Nayak, president of the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) said in a statement on Sunday. “We will have an open-air meeting at 5.30 pm, swimming between 4.45 pm to 5.15 pm, and watch the eclipse and consume food in the open air under the eclipsed sun,” he said.

The programme will be held at the MCC swimming pool compound here.


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