Solar eclipses are known for their beauty and almost twilight feel when witnessed in person. The sun is fully engulfed by the moon, leaving only a ring of what the sun used to be for only a moment. To the average Joe this might seem like an amazing spectacle that they can’t wait to tell their grandchildren. But, there is more to this event than just a huge space rock blocking light from a star. Throughout the history of the planet many scientists and mathematicians have worked to decipher the exact timings for this event in the past and even in the future.
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Coblens, Zach; Paige, Will; and Ring, Ryp, "Solar Eclipses in Ancient Greece" (2017). Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings. 80.