You've head that "eclipses can affect you greatly; avoid any arguments" (Mademoiselle Magazine
, 1972). Well, eclipses can make books feel cross as well. We find our evidence in this Archive.org scan of The Story Of Eclipses
by George F. Chambers, 1903.
Speaking of eclipses and errors:
"Sometimes in mythology, an eclipse is not a monster devouring the Sun, not a sickness of the Sun, not a fight between the Sun and Moon, not even the result of the always abundant sins of mankind. Sometimes an eclipse is what in sports would be called an unforced error." —Mark Littmann, Fred Espenak & Ken Willcox, Totality: Eclipses of the Sun