Today’s new moon & eclipse also happens to fall on one of the Uposatha (observance) days - an auspicious day for followers of the Theravada tradition of Buddhism.
The Buddha explained that this day was intended to help purify the polluted mind, which in turn leads to inner tranquility and happiness. It's a day to reaffirm our commitment and intensify our meditation and dhamma practice.
On this day, one should practice the 8 precepts instead of the usual 5, meditate, listen to a discourse, visit a near center, & immerse oneself in dhamma as much as possible.
Enjoy the eclipse and may today's practice be of great benefit! 🙏🏼