The full moon will be Monday night…. peaking early Tuesday morning EST with the eclipse from 02:41 am to 03:53 am EST Tuesday, This is the first time since 1638 that the clips and solstice occurred together. You can visit http://spaceweather.com for more details if you would like.
In India, eclipses are considered somewhat inauspicious. It is advised not to look at them and not to eat during them. Some do not eat from sunset to sunrise that night and others just avoid eating near the time of the actual eclipse. It is considered bad for the digestion to do so. It is therefore not likely to be a great thing that the eclipse and solstice occur on the same day.
I expect to hear from jyotishi Sanjay Rath about this soon. When I do, I will post what he has to say.
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