The total solar eclipse is nearly upon us, and for those in Texas who are going to be experiencing totality, it's a big deal!

Solar Eclipse Visible Across Swath Of U.S.
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The 2024 total solar eclipse will make its way through parts of Texas where it is believed to be swamped with guests from all over the world. Many parts of Texas are asking its residents to stock up on goods and supplies as they believe that the influx of visitors might cause shortages; some Texas counties have even declared a sate of emergency.

I can totally understand many of the concerns, this total solar eclipse is kind of a big deal! It's the last one for about 20 years- and many want to get a view of it, safely, of course!

Annular Solar Eclipse Passes Over The United States
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But, while many flock to the parts of complete totality, many are weary and suspicious of the eclipse. There are many myths and superstitions surrounding an eclipse, and while they have been debunked, many across the world will still believe some of them!

Here are five eclipse myths that you should not worry about!

Texans, Don't Fall For These 5 Eclipse Myths

Excitement builds as Texas braces for the 2024 total solar eclipse. However, some believe the eclipse will bring harm- all due to these myths and superstitions 

That pregnant one is a myth I have heard about my entire life! In fact, my sister was pregnant during a solar eclipse and my elder relatives advised my sister to stay indoors during the eclipse; some even told her to wear a safety pin!

Many of these superstitions are rooted in the teachings of the ancient Greeks or indigenous groups; obviously, they wouldn't have known what an eclipse actually was and instead were concerned that they might have upset their gods who punished them by taking away the sun. Nowadays, we know more, and we know better, but every now and then, one of these myths slips out!

What we do know is that you should definitely wear your safety glasses!

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