Lunar eclipse panic

Lunar eclipse panic

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Credit: GEORGE BERNARD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lunar eclipse panic. Historical artwork of men firing rifles at a lunar eclipse (top right corner) to ward off "evil spirits". The eclipse occurred over Constantinople, Turkey in 1877.

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Keywords: 19th, artwork, astronomical event, astronomy, black-and-white, constantinople, fear, firearm, firearms, firing, gun, guns, historical, history of science, hysteria, illustration, lunar eclipse, male, man, many, men, monochrome, moon, multiple, ninteenth century, panic, rifle, rifles, shooting, superstition, turkey, turkish, worry

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