Let's now go back to the time of Moses in the Jewish Book of Torah/Old Testament, there was a phenomenal show of Immense Mercy to man by a Glorious GOD.
In the Book of Exodus 33:20 But HE said, 'You cannot see MY face, for no man can see ME and live!' Then the LORD said, 'Behold, there is a place by ME, and you shall stand there on the rock; and it will come about,while MY Glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with MY Hand until I have passed by ..... ' There,I hope to wrap my mind around this image when the Glory Supreme to that of the sun, passes close to a frail ordinary, man. Moses would not only go blind, but he would die outright,had the LORD not kept him safe through the rock cleft.
This makes me wonder, the Truth is before our naked eyes. We are awestruck every few centuries, (depending on your geographic location,some residents have to wait hundreds of years or even more than a thousand years for the next eclipse). All the world's attention is focused on this single cosmic spectacle, all the media, the smartphones,tablets, digicams and what have you.We want to know and see as much as we can. How I wish, that we would come to know this Merciful Supreme Glory that protected Moses by hiding him through the cleft of the Rock. By the way would you know Moses (or you and me were made after the image of this ' Glory'? HE personally created us in HIS own image.
Just read on in the book of Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in HIS own image, in the image of God HE created them; male and female HE created them.
Just to add to the solar eclipse, did you know it might have been also,in all probablities, a total solar eclipse that engulfed the region during the crucifixion of our LORD JESUS when the whole place turned pitch black at 3:00pm,over 2000 years ago, three hours of darkness as my LORD JESUS was sacrificing on the cross.
In conclusion, there is a greater Glory than the natural solar glory that was covered by the moon in this date's solar eclipse. It is the Glory of the Creator who made the sun, the moon and the stars, the heaven, and the heavens of heavens. It is the Glory of a Personal GOD who loves you and me, through our LORD JESUS the tangible and visible image of HIS GODHEAD. HE loves you incomprehensibly much JESUS died to prove HIS Love. My prayer is that you know the Lover of my soul. And I praise HIM forever.