Posts Tagged ‘Solar eclipse’

First solar eclipse: astronomers check Bible Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The first record of a solar eclipse is in the Bible, say scientists from the University of Cambridge. Colin Humphreys, a physicist at England’s University of Cambridge, and his colleague astrophysicist Graeme Waddington, say a reference in the Book of Joshua refers to a solar eclipse. Leading the Israelites into battle in Canaan, Joshua said: Read more

Pope’s astronomer – eclipse offers chance to enjoy creation Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The Pope’s astronomer, who is also the director of the Vatican observatory, says a solar eclipse can teach us a lot about God and creation. It “reminds us of the immense beauty in the universe that occurs outside of our own petty set of concerns,” Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno says. “It pulls us out of Read more