At parties, eclipse fanatics like to name-drop particular saroses. Let me join that chorus to sing a love song for one extraordinary saros that keeps doing amazing things.
We’ll begin with the famous totality of May 29, 1919, sometimes called the Einstein or Eddington eclipse. It confirmed general relativity theory. You know the story. Einstein said massive objects can warp space. British physicist Arthur Eddington realized this could be confirmed by observing stars near the Sun during a total eclipse. The upcoming 1919 event was suitable: The Sun would be in Taurus, embedded in the famous Hyades star cluster.
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