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From: Bharadwaj, Jaganath (jbb0_at_nreca.org)
Date: Wed Feb 25 1998 - 09:17:24 PST
There will be a total solar eclipse that will be visible (as a partial eclipse) in a semi circular line from the southern part of California going up all the way to the New Foundland. To see if your area is covered check out the website http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/eclipse/eclipse.htm . The eclipse is roughly between 12:00 noon and 2:30PM EST on Thursday 2/26. Ideally one should have a bath and eat only after this time. For those who cannot follow this rule it is recommended that no food be eaten between 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM. If fresh food cannot be cooked after the eclipse time, it is recommended that darbai grass be placed on top of any cooked food. 9 planets are affected and it is recommended that one do japam as applicable to place time and circumstances. For more information please call Sri U. Ve Kannan Swami at (301) 294-6206. adiyen jaganath.