Solar madness casts a shadow over the Baltics

  • 1999-08-19
  • Paul Beckman
Aug. 11 was supposed to be a day of darkness - in every sense of the word - for Europe. An eclipse of the sun was expected to blacken the sky and, according to a few bold future tellers, the world would be faced with some sort of horrendous disaster. In Lithuania, it worked out to be just another day - for the most part at least. Aug. 11 as a day of doom, of course, never panned out. That is, the world population experienced only the usual kinds of disasters. The eclipse, on the other hand, occurred right on schedule. In Lithuania the moon began biting chunks out of the sun around mid-day. ...
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