Lunar Eclipse: Facts, Myths and Superstitions

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June 15, 2011 12:00
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Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus became stranded in Jamaica in March, 1504, during his fourth voyage. The natives cut off provisions to his crews due to their degrading attitude. Knowing a lunar eclipse is on its way, Columbus plotted the ‘moon’s disappearance’ and warned the islanders of its consequences. The natives begged him to bring the moon back to its glory. They restored supplies to the Spanish explorers and sued for friendship.

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