No matter what religious beliefs ancient people held, watching the sun disappear was a bad omen for the majority of them. It was not considered a miracle until whatever deity they worshipped allowed the sun to reappear and make life normal again. There finally came a time when even ancient scientists without computers and other instruments could predict these solar events, but a close look at eclipses shows many believed the return of the sun was a miracle to behold.
Widely advertised in the news, social media, and even on local radio stations, modern eclipses are an event to be enjoyed by many. The scientific explanation that has become commonplace has lifted them out of the mysterious veil covered by miracle and into the realm of a clockwork universe. For those experiencing it across the globe, there are still some who feel the unseen forces at work as the sun comes back to light up their world.