Eclipses occur due to the special coincidence of the moon and the sun being the same angular size: the sun is 400 times wider than the moon, but it is also 400 times farther away, so they coincidentally appear to be the same size in our sky. This is what allows us the” phenomenal beauty ” of the total solar eclipse ( NASA ).
The moon isn’t just some big round rock: it has mountains and valleys. And during a total solar eclipse, you can actually see the sunlight cutting a path through that lunar terrain. The breaking news, was that on the 21st August, 2017, a broad smash of the United States turned into a giant solar eclipse party, and the “ Baily’s Beads and the diamond ring effect ” ( the last rays of sunshine before and after totality, when it all goes black ), were watched passionately for a few seconds by countless crowd. This is why an eclipse is so so attractive. (UV/VIS Spectrophotometry )
“ In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep and God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters. ” Genesis 1: 1 – 2. The first verse of the Bible give us a satisfying and useful account of the origin of the earth and the heavens. The faith of humble Christians understands this better than the fancy of the most learned men. From what we see of heaven and earth, we learn the power of the great Creator. And let our make and place as men, remind us of our duty as Christians, always to keep heaven in our eye, and the earth under our feet. The Son of God, one with the Father, was with him when he made the world. We are often told that the world was made by him, and nothing was made without him. Oh, that high thoughts should there be in our minds, of that Great God whom we worship, and of that great mediator in whose name we pray. And here, at the beginning of the sacred volume ( Bible ), we read of that Divine Spirit, whose work upon the heart of man is so often mentioned in other parts of the Bible. Observe, that at first there was nothing desirable to be seen for the world was without form, and void. It was confusion, and emptiness.
In like manner of the work of grace in the soul is a new creation: and in a graceless soul, one that is not born again, there is disorder, confusion, and every evil work. It is empty of all good, for it is without God. It is dark, it is darkness itself: this is our condition by nature, till Almighty grace works a change in us.
We must cared for the purity of our heart in order to share God’s Glory – Colossians 1: 27 ” to whom God was pleased to make known what are the riches of the glory of the mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. “; compare to an eclipse which is meaningless!