This year’s second lunar eclipse is said to take place on July 05 and will be a special one, where a special ‘full buck moon’ will be witnessed alongside a penumbral lunar eclipse from some parts of the world.
While the sighting of the eclipse makes for a celestial event, culturally, eclipses are regarded to be a bad omen and there are customs which forbid people from moving out or eating food during the duration of the eclipse.
Eclipses tend to have a powerful effect on us and the natural body clock. This is something which has roots in traditional systems of medicine and Ayurveda too. Hence, a lot of people follow this customarily and have certain dos and donts while cooking or eating certain food items.
Here is a list of common diet beliefs and myths pertaining to a lunar eclipse: