There was an eclipse of the Sun over Scotland and the north of England. Accounts detailed by Florence of Worcester report strange events happening including ships moving on their own accord and churches as if by a profuse pirspiration. The partial eclipse also being seen by King Henry when waiting to cross the Channel for Normandy. This may have happened in 1132.
There was an eclipse of the Sun over the north of Europe. Interestingly, there was an earthquake that damaged Lincoln Cathedral in 1185. Did the earthquake happen before or after the eclipse? Are the two events related?
Columbus had a book written by a German astronomer that predicted eclipses and he was able to use this information to trick the native Jamaicans. Columbus informed the leaders of the natives that God was not happy because they had stopped supplying the Spaniards with food and to prove this God would turn the moon blood red. This happens when the moon goes behind the Earth. When this event took place the natives were so afraid that they began supplying all the food that the Spaniards needed.