Category: eclipse

Bees don’t buzz during an eclipse – Using tiny microphones suspended among flowers, researchers recorded the buzzing of bees during the 2017 North American eclipse. The bees were active and noisy right up to the last moments before totality. As totality hit, the bees all went silent in unison.

There will be a ‘super blood wolf moon eclipse’ on January 21st, 2019. The first full moon of the year will be closest to earth in its orbit, all while a lunar eclipse is happening. It will reach its peak at 12:16 am EST and will last about 3 hours and 17 minutes.

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In 1504, Christopher Columbus was stranded in Jamaica with natives who refused to give him food. But he knew the date and time of an upcoming lunar eclipse. So he told the natives that his gods were angry at their treatment of him, and would provide a clear sign. Once the eclipse started, the natives raced to give him food and begged for mercy.

The Battle of the Eclipse, the last battle in a six-year war between the Medes and the Lydians in the 6th century BCE, came to a sudden halt when a solar eclipse turned day into night. Both armies halted fighting and reached a peace agreement.

Meet Seattle’s celebrity dog, Eclipse, who takes a bus to her favorite park all by herself. “All the bus drivers know her. She has a bus pass attached to her collar and sits just like a person does,”