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

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.