Because these events last only a few minutes and don’t repeat themselves in the same place until centuries later — 375 years on average, according to NASA — little is known about them. Animal behavior during solar eclipses.
What is a fact is that eclipses directly affect the behavior of animals, who They change their routines because of the sudden change in light.
A few days before the solar eclipse of October 14 that can be seen in some places in Mexico, here we will tell you some details about the behavior that you will see that day in your tamed animals and on animals in street situations.
The astronomical phenomenon of next Saturday will consist of the conjunction of the Sun, Moon, and Earth, which will lead to several minutes of total darkness in the sky shortly after 11:00 am
For animals, this sudden darkness can mean an unexpected night.
Therefore, on the 14th it will be normal for different species, those that direct their activities by the light of the sun, such as dogs, cats, and birds, to return to rest or even sleep in their shelters.
On the other hand, nocturnal animals such as bats, owls or wolves, can come out suddenly.
Another characteristic that has been noted in previous eclipses is the complete silence of species, especially birds, or the fact that fish stop swimming.
How to take care of your pet during the eclipse?
Scientists from NASA and UNAM warn that during the annular eclipse, It is never safe to look directly at the Sun. there is no special eye protection designed for solar observation.
And in the same way that you should take care of yourself and your loved ones, you should also take care of your pets with some simple steps:
– Keep them indoors or in a place where they feel safe
– Don’t force them to watch natural phenomena
– If you notice that they are stressed, take care of them and calm them down