How did 'flat-earthers' explain the shape of a lunar eclipse?

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nassar (in london) asked the Naked Scientists:
   
In the past people use to think the Earth was flat. Then, what did they think
was the dark circular shadow appearing on the Moon during a lunar eclipse.

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How did 'flat-earthers' explain the shape of a lunar eclipse?
« Reply #1 on: 22/01/2009 10:34:29 »
Probably put it down to the Moon God, as with anything else not understood, put it down to some god or another.
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How did 'flat-earthers' explain the shape of a lunar eclipse?
« Reply #2 on: 22/01/2009 12:38:35 »
You are assuming, from your question, that they actually thought it all through?
Even these days, some people think the phases of the Moon are the same as an eclipse.