Cultures spun stories to explain solar eclipses

Eclipse customs and misconceptions from around the world

Many cultures view eclipses as the sun and moon fighting each other. However other misconceptions are that the eclipse will hurt pregnancy, affect food or

What do sky wolves, fire dogs and the pursuit of peace have in common?

They are myths that have been used by cultures to explain what is happening to the sun during a solar eclipse.

The Vikings said eclipses happened when sky wolves were chasing the sun or the moon.

Other people have believed that an eclipse is a harbinger of doom, such as when King Henry I died during one in 1133.

Learn more about eclipse myths and misconceptions by watching NewsChannel 13 First Warning Metereologist Reid Kisselback’s story.