Humans Have Been Predicting Eclipses for Thousands of Years

The Antikythera mechanism on display.

The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek 'computer' was used to predict eclipses. (Image: Scaliger via Dreamstime)

A ‘Hybrid’ Solar Eclipse Is About to Be Visible in Australia.

A total solar eclipse.

On Thursday, April 20, the Ningaloo region of Western Australia will experience a total solar eclipse. (Image: Carla Thomas via NASA)

Byzantine Solar Eclipse Records Illuminate Obscure History of Earth’s Rotation

A total solar eclipse.

Japanese researchers investigated ancient texts from the 4th to 7th centuries CE to identify five total solar eclipses near the Eastern Mediterranean and improve the model of the Earth's rotation over time. (Image: via Pixabay)