Wednesday 24 February 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Attila the Hun and the Solar Eclipse

Attila the Hun and Solar Eclipse

On February 24th 453 an annular eclipse was visible over Italy late in the afternoon. It occurred at the time that Attila the Hun was attacking the Rome.

It was said that there was much shedding of innocent blood and the eclipse made the Sun look hideous and that scarcely a third of it was visible.

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