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10 Most Famous Historical Solar Eclipses

Total solar eclipses are a rare and auspicious event.

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1374 BCE, Babylon

1302 BCE, China

800-701 BCE, Babylon

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29 or 33 CE, Jerusalem

569 CE, Mecca

840 CE, East Francia (modern Germany)

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1133 CE, England

1605 CE, England

1868 CE, India

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1919 CE, United States