The Power Of An Eclipse: The Story Of The Eclipse Of Thales

By Karen Harris
When the moon passes in front of the sun, creating an eclipse, the skies turn dark in the middle of the day, a terrifying thing to ancient people. Source: (

The solar eclipse of August 2017, was historic in that a record number of people flocked to the path of totality to witness the amazing event. The eclipse of May, 585 BC, was also historic, but for a different reason. This celestial event, which came to be known as the Eclipse of Thales, marked an important time when the sun and moon were instrumental in ending a war.