A possibility to think about regarding the eclipse. http://cosmicconvergence.org/?p=21369
Vedic astrology draws a connection between the fire of the sun and the fire of the digestive tract and notes how people should be calm and less active before, during and after these events of solar and lunar activity in both physical and metaphysical aspects.
Usually the opposite of what large groups do is safest, but that’s just an idea presented.
“When either of the two major luminaries in the sky is experiencing an eclipse of it light, there is a temporary interruption of the cycles. Life cycles, biorhythm cycles, growth cycles, even digestive cycles, experience a subtle disruption.”