The solar eclipse is the result of the movement of the earth and moon around the sun. The moon during the new moon is between the sun and earth, when perfectly aligned it causes an eclipse view able on certain areas of the earth. The resulting darkening of the sun is great cause for sun worshipers to awe.
Man has been in awe of eclipses since ancient times. Many cultures have tried to predict the times of eclipses. Stonehenge in Europe is one example. Ancient pagans honored eclipses, like the celebration of the winter solstice, because eclipses showcase the fall and rise of the sun–the sun’s renewal.
It is for these reasons that many modern day peoples will spending the day in yoga positions in honor of the sun, watching for its renewal. Yoga is a movement prayer to the sun – sun salutations – sun worship.
But the Most High told us not to be dismayed or concerned at the signs of heaven, eclipse…He told us not to be as the Heathen!
Jeremiah 10:2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: