Solar Eclipse


I’m heading out in’t morning to try to see the Total Solar Eclipse. BE CAREFUL out there folks. NEVER look straight at the Sun. Project !

It’s a pretty big eclipse folks, this time. Wishing you all clear skies. But please be careful. NEVER LOOK AT SUN. Be safe. Project.

I hope to be somewhere over the Faroes by 9.30-ish this morning for totality. A harebrained scheme ! In a plane above the clouds.

Enjoy the eclipse !

Records show that the Babylonians and the ancient Chinese were able to predict solar eclipses as early as 2500 BC, but it was a phenomenon that confounded ancient civilisations for centuries. The Greeks believed that the solar eclipse was a sign that the gods were angry and death and destruction were on their way. In fact, eclipse comes from ekleipsis, an ancient Greek word that means obscured, or abandoned. A fragment of a lost poem by Archilochus (c680–645 BCE) depicted a solar eclipse as such:

“Nothing there is beyond hope,
nothing that can be sworn impossible,
nothing wonderful, since Zeus,
father of the Olympians,
made night from midday,
hiding the light of the shining sun,
and sore fear came upon men.”

Bri X