In the Shadow of the Moon: People’s Experience of Viewing Eclipses

Author: Cherry Gilchrist
Abstract: Anecdotal and historical evidence suggests that solar eclipses have a powerful effect on those who experience them. This qualitative study, conducted by email, used emailed questionnaires and semi-structured personal interviews in order to record first-hand testimony from eclipse-watchers. The results support the propo-sition that the direct observation of a solar eclipse tends to be an emotionally profound experience
Keywords: solar ecliposes, eclipse watchers, effects, emotion, emotionally
Publication: Correlation
Issue: 24 (2)
Dated: 2006/2007
Pages: 57 – 71

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