Scientists and people living in North America are abuzz over the total solar eclipse that’s expected to take place on August 21 this year. It’s the first total sun eclipse to happen in continental US since 1979.
A total solar eclipse happens once every couple of years, but the phenomenon still draws big crowds and curious onlookers. In the new book, “Mask of the Sun,” writer John Dvorak look at the significance different cultures and people have assigned to both solar and lunar eclipses. Ancient Romans thought that people shouldn’t have sex during an eclipse, and even today, some pregnant women in Mexico wear safety pins on their underwear during one.
John Dvorak will be talking about his new book, "Mask of the Sun" today, March 22, at 1pm at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena
John Dvorak, a tech writer and author of numerous books, including his latest, “Mask of the Sun: The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses” (Pegasus Books, 2017)