Modelle des Kosmos: Modelle der Erde

Modelle des Kosmos: Modelle der Erde

The Round Umbra

Washington Irving: Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, New York 1892

Already Aristotle argues that a lunar eclipse occurs when the shadow of the Earth is cast on the moon. Yet the naive conception that a dark force threatens to devour the moon is widespread. Columbus frightens hostile natives by predicting a lunar eclipse.

Washington Irving, Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

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