Lunar Eclipse: Facts, Myths and Superstitions

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June 15, 2011 12:00
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The Chaldeans (6th century BC) carefully observed the eclipses. Babylonian writer Berosus (3rd century BC) believed that when the moon was obscured she turned her dark side to us. Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (born B.C. 499) was the first to explain the eclipse of the moon as caused by the shadow of the earth cast by the sun.

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