Eclipse—Shadows and Light

  • Alexus McLeodEmail author
Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)


In this chapter, I explain the contemporary understanding of eclipses, as well as a few background beliefs explaining the views of eclipses found in the ancient world.


Vantage Point Solar Eclipse Total Solar Eclipse Astronomical Object Lunar Eclipse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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