The History of Solar Eclipses

Timeline created by hmodelski10
  • First Eclipse Recorded

    First Eclipse Recorded
    According to Espenak, this was the first recorded eclipse and it occurred in early Mesopotamia times, in the year 1374 CE. At this point in time people believed that God was mad at them and created the eclipse for a punishment. Little did they know it had to do with science.Citation: Espenak, Fred. "Solar Eclipses of Historical Interest." NASA. 28 September. 2010. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
    Citation: Espenak, Fred. "Solar Eclipses of Historical Interest." NASA. 28 September. 2010. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Spain Eclipse

    Spain Eclipse
    According to American Decades, American teams went to Spain and saw this eclipse and a new revaletion was found. That revelation was Estein's theory of realitivity was still correct as it wouldn't applied to this data. Although, the data found was proving his theory wrong.
    Citation: "Astronomy:1905 Solar Eclipse."American Decades. Ed. Judith S. Baughman, et al. Vol. 1:1900-1905. Detriot. Gale, 2001. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 12 December 2013.
  • Proving Theory of Relativity

    Proving Theory of Relativity
    According to Espenak, new tests were conducted to prove Einstein's theory of relativity. The data showed that his theory was indeed correct making all scientists who opposed Einstein to be incorrect.
    Citation: Espenak, Fred. "Solar Eclipses of Historical Interest." NASA. 28 September. 2010. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Damaging Eyes

    Damaging Eyes
    According to Espenak, during this next eclipse scientist discovered looking at the eclipse directly damages your eyes. They concluded that the ultraviolet rays have a big cause in damaging your eyes. Now, the next step would be for them to find away to keep your eyes protected.
    Citation: Espenak, Fred. "Solar Eclipses of Historical Interest." NASA. 28 September. 2010. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Protective Eye Glasses

    Protective Eye Glasses
    According to the New York Times, people during this eclipse in Portugal people had protective eye glasses. The scientists moved forward and found away to protect people's eyes which in turn caused less eye damage.
    Citation: "There Goes the Sun." New York Times 4 Oct. 2005: A3(L). Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • New Technology

    New Technology
    According to the New Zealand Herald, Two scientists discovered new technology and astronomical clues to find more information on an eclipse. According to the two scientists the book the odyssey actually talked about an eclipse that happened on April 16, 1778 BC.
    Citation: WRITTEN IN THE STARS CLUE 1 CLUE 2 CLUE 3 CLUE 4." New Zealand Herald [Auckland, New Zealand] 25 June 2008: 4. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Longest Total Eclipse

    Longest Total Eclipse
    According to Koukkos, the longest total eclipse so far was about 6 minutes long and it happened over China through India. This aloud scientists to farther think about why it was the longest eclipse ever. However, the answer to that question has not yet been found.Citation: Koukkos, Christina. "Eclipse casing, in prsuit of total awe." New York Times 17 May 2009: 6(L). Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • New Prototype

    New Prototype
    According to ENP Newswire, Durham University and an observer in China are testing a new prototype to get a closer look at the outer layers of the sun. People believe this instrument will be able to measure the tangled magnetic field of the outer layer.
    Citation: "-Astronomers from Durham University use prototype instrument to observe the total eclipse of the sun." ENP Newswire 19 Nov. 2012. Science in Context. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.