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Happy Eclipse!

Courtesy of Wikimedia At around 9:30 PM tonight, the Sun's shadow crossed the path of the Moon giving us a Lunar Eclipse. I didn't see the eclipse myself by my own eyes here in Toronto, but I did watch it on video  (thank you Adler Video) afterwards and it was spectacular. Its incredible to think just how this phenomenon affected many lives lives over thousands of years of human history considering that we've only had a modern explanation for this phenomenon for the last four  hundred years, possibly less.  Before that, it was mostly superstition that reigned in terms of how eclipses were interpreted. How many lives were saved or lost upon the appearance of an eclipse over time? How many famines both prevented and caused simply because of how they were interpreted affected crop rotation? How many wars were started and terminated with the emergence of an eclipse? Its amazing that we can look upon them now, possibly unimpressed, seeing them as a momentary spectacle, because i

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