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Monday; August 21

Unless you have missed all of the news for the past couple of weeks you are probably aware that today is the day for a solar eclipse.  One of the more interesting things about this eclipse is that it will be at least partially visible to much of the United States – and in some places they are calling for a total eclipse of the sun.  I am interested in seeing the event, but not excited enough to pay the $20,000 per night rates that some hotels are charging to be in the big middle of it all! Eclipses seem to generate a lot of excitement, but they are not unheard-of throughout time.  History records several examples where the light of the sun was overcome by darkness.  In fact, there was an interesting phenomenon that happened on the day that Jesus was crucified.  Luke records, “It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour,because the sun was obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two.”.  (Luke 23:44-45)  Throughout the years, scien…