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How a Lunar Eclipse Saved Columbus (And us in ten days)
SPACE.com ^ | February 10, 2008 | Joe Rao

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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KEYWORDS: 1492; ageofsail; astronomy; christophercolumbus; columbusday; eclipse; godsgravesglyphs; lunareclipse; space
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To: decimon

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.


21 posted on 02/10/2008 6:59:06 PM PST by scrabblehack
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Thanks decimon. I wish Keith Pickering were still around FR to see this. ;')

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22 posted on 02/11/2008 10:49:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, February 10, 2008)
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To: decimon
How a Lunar Eclipse Saved Columbus (And us in ten days)

What happens in 10 days?

23 posted on 02/11/2008 11:14:49 AM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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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."

24 posted on 02/11/2008 11:45:11 AM PST by decimon
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Bush ought to try this on Chavez and his threat to cut off oil. He’s not the brightest flare in the refinery.


25 posted on 02/11/2008 12:07:07 PM PST by colorado tanker
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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.

26 posted on 02/11/2008 12:12:29 PM PST by decimon
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some sulphur fumes

Ah, a preview of Chavez' ultimate destination.

27 posted on 02/11/2008 12:17:30 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: decimon

The word that misled me was saved.

I wanted to know how an eclipse would save us in 10 days.


28 posted on 02/11/2008 12:37:29 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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I wanted to know how an eclipse would save us in 10 days.

It won't. I wondered if anyone would question that.

29 posted on 02/11/2008 12:43:46 PM PST by decimon
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Everybody knows it was the Chinese that discovered America in 1421

http://www.1421.tv/pages/maps/1418.htm


30 posted on 02/11/2008 12:58:48 PM PST by underbyte
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To: decimon

There you go.


31 posted on 02/11/2008 1:50:51 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: underbyte

Leif Erikson beat all of them though.


32 posted on 02/11/2008 6:51:46 PM PST by rdl6989
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33 posted on 02/26/2016 11:07:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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