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That Time Columbus Used a Lunar Eclipse to Scam for Food

Monday marks Columbus Day for people in the United States, but did you know there was a lunar twist to the famous explorer's journey? On Oct. 12, 1492, Columbus came ashore on an island northeast of Cuba, which he later named San Salvador (Holy Savior). Over the next 10 years Columbus would make three more voyages to the "New World." On his fourth and final voyage, while exploring the coast of Central America, Columbus found himself in dire straits.
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