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Sun-Earth Day Presents: Eclipse, In a Different Light

Eclipses of the sun have been observed for thousands of years. The steady improvement of our scientific technology has led us to increasingly more detailed understandings of the sun: Our nearest star.


Since the first records of solar eclipses were made on clay tablets by the ancient Sumerians, this magnificent wonder of the natural world has produced both wonderment and fear among earth-bound watchers. Across the centuries, and across the continents, the steady improvement in how eclipses are rendered and observed has led to some surprising discoveries.

Over the centuries our collective knowledge about the Sun and it's direct connection to our planet has continued to grow along with our desire to learn more! Technology Through Time invites you to join us in this journey of discovery and exploration by viewing our essays and supporting images, which will be updated with new themes each month! You can also journey even further back in time by visiting the archived essays from last year's Sun-Earth Day theme: Ancient Observatories: Timeless Knowledge!


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Eclipsing the Sun
From a total solar eclipse it becomes evident that the Sun's influences do not stop at the surface.


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