Feb. 24, 2023

Solar Eclipses and Why They're Kind of Spooky with Ellen Weatherford

Solar Eclipses and Why They're Kind of Spooky with Ellen Weatherford

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, obscuring the view of the Sun from a small part of the Earth, totally or partially. They happen often, but rarely in very populated areas and have been experienced by humans, for the longest of times. Can you picture having no idea what an eclipse is, then suddenly, everything goes dark?

Ellen Weatherford, host Just the Zoo of Us and Spellbound and Gagged joined Cristina on today's episode to talk about folklore, legends and the paranormal beliefs behind solar eclipses! She also talked about her own experience during the Great American Eclipse in 2017. Just the Zoo of Us is a super fun podcast about animals! In each episode, Ellen and cohost Christian Weatherford, each host chooses an animal requested by a listener to research, review, and rate out of ten in the categories of effectiveness, ingenuity and aesthetics. In guest episodes, an expert joins Ellen to review their animal of choice. Experts come from many different backgrounds. They may be scientists, zookeepers, naturalists, or enthusiasts.

Spellbound and Gagged is a podcast about all things that fascinate, unsettle and disgust. It is not for kids, but listeners of Espooky Tales will definitely enjoy it!

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