In some ancient cultures, it was considered poor manners to look at the coupling of the sun and the moon during an eclipse. Was this an ancient wisdom for protecting the eyes of the innocent and curious? Or was it a preservation of patriarchal/matriarchal supremacy? Or was it something else?
A rare and powerful occurrence can indeed be blinding. Traditions, superstitions, preconceptions might mask the truth, or they might serve as a protective filter, enhancing life for our safe participation.
Observe. Things are not always as they seem. Be aware of the veil that has been cast. Beware of hiding behind it; beware of casting it off too quickly.
The sun is always shining and the moon is always full.