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Eclipse Dates for 1821
Eclipse Dates for 1893
Eclipse Dates for 1957
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Eclipse Dates for 1993
Signs of the Zodiac
The Water Bearer. Ruling planet: Uranus. Element: Air. Quality: Inventiveness. Ability: To see the future. You are the enthusiastic inventors of the world. Able to see the world as it should be or could be rather than as it is, you have the capacity to set things in motion. Of course, there are a few of you out there who are more conservative, and if this is you, go back and read the Capricorn section. Detached and impersonally friendly to all, you have many acquaintances. You are a dedicated humanitarian and very tolerant—of everything but intolerance. You function well in groups and organizations as long as you can maintain your independence. Freedom is extremely important to you, and you need to be able to do your work your own way.
This Day in History
Eclipse Dates for 1972
Eclipse Dates for 1827
Eclipse Dates for 1503
1503: Stranded on the island of Jamaica and running out of food, Christopher Columbus arranged a meeting with the natives on this night. He knew that a total eclipse of the Moon would be occurring and told the natives that he would take away the Moon unless they gave him food. The light from the Moon began to disappear. Near the end of the eclipse, the natives promised they would give Columbus food if he brought back the Moon. The Moon reappeared and the natives kept their part of the deal.