WHO TURNED OUT THE SUN? - A total eclipse of the sun occurred on November 30, 1834. The center of the eclipse ran along a line from West Point in Troup County, through Dublin and to the mouth of Ebenezer Creek in Effingham County. Total darkness occurred for two minutes. The Augusta Constitutionalist said "It will be a phenomenon more sublime than all the wonders of nature or art, to see the great concern that will appear in all kinds of animals, birds, beasts and fishes, upon the extinction of the sun; and it is even said that some astronomers cannot behold a total eclipse of the sun, without some sense of horror. Very few astronomers have had the good fortune to witness the sublimity of such an eclipse; as there has been one such in Europe for two centuries and only in the same space of time in any part of this continent. The Baltimore Gazette, November 27, 1834.