Solar eclipses come around so infrequently, it feels like a historic event just to even witness one. But some eclipses from history have taken on a greater significance than the mere darkening of the sun. They've ended wars, inspired righteous uprisings, and proven scientific theories. Some have even intersected with major events in some of the world's biggest religions. Here are a few of our favorite stories about history-shaping solar eclipses.
A Shadow Over Human History
Seeing Solar History With Your Own Eyes
How An Eclipse Proved The General Theory Of Relativity
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Written by Reuben Westmaas August 12, 2017
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