On May 28, 585 BC, a nearly total solar eclipse happened during the Battle of Eclipse, between the armies of Lydia and Media. Can you imagine what the men fighting must have thought when the sky suddenly darkened? This moment was recorded and became a key date in predicting eclipses. Try this science-themed writing prompt to help expand your knowledge of what happened.
Fits World history timeline.*
*If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timelines.