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Eclipse—Shadows and Light

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Vantage Point Solar Eclipse Total Solar Eclipse Astronomical Object Lunar Eclipse 
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References

  1. Bernard, Theos, 1947, Hindu Philosophy (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass)Google Scholar
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  3. Misra, Vibhuti, 1973, Religious Beliefs and Practices of North India During the Mediaeval Period (Leiden: Brill)Google Scholar
  4. Thadani, N.V., 2007, Mimamsa Sutra of Jaimini (Delhi: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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