Campaign Chunk – Event – Solar Eclipse

Campaign Chunk – Event – Solar Eclipse

English: Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. *...

English: Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. * Additional noise reduction performed by Diliff. Original image by Luc Viatour. Français : L’éclipse totale de soleil en 1999 faite en France. * Réduction du bruit réalisée par Diliff. Image d’origine Luc Viatour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Description

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Sun and the earth and partially or fully blocks the Sun. Due to the nature of the moon’s orbit and the tilt of Earth’s axis, eclipse only occur or rare occasions. You have to be in the right region to view a total eclipse(sometimes called an annular eclipse), which only last a few minuets anyway, with the rest of the area where the eclipse is visible being a partial eclipse.

Throughout history, eclipse have been viewed as omens and portents, with at least one war ending due to the eclipse being taken as a sign for peace. In another an eclipse at an execution/death of a known figure was believed to be the sign of an angry and vengeful god.

For the majority of people, an eclipse is a wonderous event, even more so if they happen to be in the region where a total eclipse is viewable. To safely view an eclipse, it is recommended that the viewer has some kind of eye protection or views it indirectly.

 
Hook & Rumors

  • A total solar eclipse occurred at 0930 hours. The only problem is another one was not scheduled to occur in this region for 50 years.
  • Astronomers are looking forward to the next eclipse as a opertunity to test some new theory regarding the nature of eclipse.
  • The next total eclipse is due to occur on the summer solstice day. Whilst the majority of people are treating this as a time of celebration, a growing number are believing that it is the first sign of the end times
  • After the last eclipse, the local bird population has been acting very oddly, with such behavior as landing and simply staring at people before flying away, or refusing food when it was once taken freely.
  • The number of sight-related injuries(such as blindness) increased dramatically, almost by a factor of 100. Doctors are baffled as to why this occurred.

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Article Used as Inspiration:Solar Eclipse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse

Stats and details are expressed in generic terms to allow for use in as many games and genres as possible. As with other Campaign Chunks this is designed to be used as a starting block for your own ideas.

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