However, scientists say it will not have an impact in India. Eclipses occur when the sun, moon, and earth are in a straight line. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the earth and that shadow falls on the sun. Solar eclipses occur on the day of the new moon. But, eclipses do not occur for every new moon. There are two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses this year. It is noteworthy that these form one after the other within two weeks.
A lunar eclipse occurs on May 16, 15 days after the first solar eclipse on April 30. The second solar eclipse will occur on October 25. A second lunar eclipse will occur on November 8, two weeks later. All but three of the first eclipses will have an impact on India. These can be viewed by Indians.
Indian astrologers, however, say that the solar eclipse of April 30 will occur on Saturday, which is considered unlucky according to Hindu jurisprudence. It is said that solar eclipses rarely occur on the new moon day of the dark side of the month of Vaishakh. Suggesting that its effect will be on certain constellations.