Skip to comments.How a Lunar Eclipse Saved Columbus (And us in ten days)
Posted on 02/10/2008 4:49:38 PM PST by decimon
On the night of Feb. 20, the full moon will pass into Earth's shadow in an event that will be visible across all of the United States and Canada.
The total lunar eclipse will be made even more striking by the presence of the nearby planet Saturn and the bright bluish star, Regulus.
Eclipses in the distant past often terrified viewers who took them as evil omens. Certain lunar eclipses had an overwhelming effect on historic events. One of the most famous examples is the trick pulled by Christopher Columbus.
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He was taking a chance as well...many historians believe that Mayans (I’m not sure about the inhabitants of Jamaica) knew about eclipses already.
Thanks decimon. I wish Keith Pickering were still around FR to see this. ;')
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What happens in 10 days?
Nine days. Yesterday was ten days.
First lines of the article:
"On the night of Feb. 20, the full moon will pass into Earth's shadow in an event that will be visible across all of the United States and Canada.
The total lunar eclipse will be made even more striking by the presence of the nearby planet Saturn and the bright bluish star, Regulus."
Bush ought to try this on Chavez and his threat to cut off oil. He’s not the brightest flare in the refinery.
Accompany the threat with some sulphur fumes and he might buy it.
Ah, a preview of Chavez' ultimate destination.
The word that misled me was saved.
I wanted to know how an eclipse would save us in 10 days.
It won't. I wondered if anyone would question that.
Everybody knows it was the Chinese that discovered America in 1421
There you go.
Leif Erikson beat all of them though.
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