Friday, 14 February 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Sunday 16th February 2014

On This Day
February 16th 1980 Solar Eclipse stops Cricket



The only cricket match to have been interrupted by an eclipse of the Sun was the Jubilee test between India and England on February 16th 1980. It was agreed that the Indian cricket board did not want the responsibility of a crowd of 50,000 damaging their eyes by looking at the Sun when the eclipse began. The Test Match continued on the following morning.

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