Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Universe ~ Total Eclipse

Today on Far Future Horizons we present episode seven of the fifth season of the History Channel’s outstanding documentary series – The Universe.

In this installment we examine an astronomical phenomenon that has inspired awe and wonder throughout the ages – The Total Solar Eclipse.

Queensland, Australia Solar Eclipse of of November 13, 2012

Once they were dreaded and thought to be dragons eating the sun but, modern science has dispelled mythology and we now look forward to total Solar Eclipses as one of the most spectacular phenomena in the heavens.

Watch it again and view the eclipse in Far North Queensland, Australia

A look at the movements of the Earth, the sun and the moon during solar and lunar eclipses; how humans, if alone in the universe, may be the only intelligent creatures to witness these events; and how astronomers discover planets in other star systems that partially eclipse their stars.

The Universe is available on DVD from and the History Channel’s online store.

The Universe – Total Eclipse

The Universe S05 E07 - Total Eclipse by kaanozten
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