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Listing of Eclipses:

- of Saros series 118
- of types: Lunar: penumbral partial total
 Date       Time  Type   Sar   P-Mag  U-Mag  Gamma  P-Durn  T-Durn Lat    Long
 1105/03/02 16:05 L,N    118B  0.062 -1.030  1.557                             
 1123/03/13 23:31 L,N    118   0.140 -0.946  1.513                             
 1141/03/24 06:50 L,N    118   0.230 -0.850  1.463                             
 1159/04/04 14:02 L,N    118   0.332 -0.741  1.405                             
 1177/04/14 21:07 L,N    118   0.447 -0.621  1.341                             
 1195/04/26 04:07 L,N    118   0.571 -0.491  1.272                             
 1213/05/06 11:03 L,N    118   0.704 -0.352  1.198                             
 1231/05/17 17:55 L,N    118   0.846 -0.206  1.119                             
 1249/05/28 00:46 L,N    118   0.992 -0.055  1.038                             
 1267/06/08 07:36 L,P    118   1.142  0.099  0.955  74m00s                     
 1285/06/18 14:28 L,P    118   1.291  0.252  0.873 114m00s                     
 1303/06/29 21:20 L,P    118   1.442  0.406  0.790 142m00s                     
 1321/07/10 04:18 L,P    118   1.588  0.554  0.710 160m00s                     
 1339/07/21 11:20 L,P    118   1.729  0.698  0.632 176m00s                     
 1357/07/31 18:29 L,P    118   1.861  0.831  0.560 186m00s                     
 1375/08/12 01:45 L,P    118   1.987  0.958  0.491 196m00s                     
 1393/08/22 09:10 L,T    118   2.099  1.071  0.429 202m00s  42m00s             
 1411/09/02 16:43 L,T    118   2.202  1.174  0.373 206m00s  62m00s             
 1429/09/13 00:26 L,T    118   2.292  1.264  0.325 210m00s  74m00s             
 1447/09/24 08:18 L,T    118   2.368  1.341  0.283 212m00s  82m00s             
 1465/10/04 16:21 L,T/S- 118   2.431  1.404  0.248 214m00s  86m00s             
 1483/10/16 00:33 L,T/S- 118   2.481  1.454  0.221 214m00s  90m00s             
 1501/10/26 08:52 L,T/S- 118   2.521  1.494  0.199 214m00s  92m00s             
 1519/11/06 17:20 L,T/S- 118   2.549  1.522  0.184 214m00s  92m00s             
 1537/11/17 01:53 L,T/S- 118   2.568  1.543  0.173 214m00s  94m00s             
 1555/11/28 10:32 L,T/S- 118   2.580  1.556  0.167 214m00s  94m00s             
 1573/12/08 19:14 L,T/S- 118   2.588  1.566  0.162 214m00s  94m00s             
 1591/12/30 03:59 L,T/S- 118   2.593  1.573  0.158 214m00s  94m00s             
 1610/01/09 12:43 L,T/S- 118   2.598  1.581  0.155 214m00s  94m00s             
 1628/01/20 21:26 L,T/S- 118   2.606  1.592  0.150 214m00s  94m00s             
 1646/01/31 06:06 L,T/S- 118   2.619  1.609  0.141 214m00s  96m00s             
 1664/02/11 14:43 L,T/S- 118   2.637  1.632  0.130 214m00s  96m00s             
 1682/02/21 23:13 L,T/S- 118   2.666  1.665  0.113 214m00s  98m00s             
 1700/03/05 07:37 L,T/S- 118   2.705  1.709  0.091 214m00s  98m00s             
 1718/03/16 15:54 L,T/S- 118   2.755  1.764  0.062 214m00s 100m00s             
 1736/03/27 00:06 L,T/S- 118   2.815  1.828  0.028 214m00s 100m00s             
 1754/04/07 08:08 L,T/N- 118   2.838  1.856 -0.014 214m00s 100m00s             
 1772/04/17 16:04 L,T    118M  2.750  1.772 -0.061 212m00s 100m00s             
 1790/04/28 23:53 L,T/N- 118   2.648  1.674 -0.116 212m00s  98m00s             
 1808/05/10 07:38 L,T/N- 118   2.539  1.569 -0.174 210m00s  94m00s             
 1826/05/21 15:15 L,T/N- 118   2.419  1.452 -0.239 208m00s  88m00s             
 1844/05/31 22:51 L,T    118   2.295  1.331 -0.305 204m00s  78m00s             
 1862/06/12 06:21 L,T    118   2.164  1.202 -0.376 198m00s  64m00s             
 1880/06/22 13:50 L,T    118   2.030  1.070 -0.448 192m00s  38m00s             
 1898/07/03 21:17 L,P    118   1.893  0.934 -0.523 184m00s                     
 1916/07/15 04:46 L,P    118   1.760  0.800 -0.596 174m00s                     
 1934/07/26 12:15 L,P    118   1.627  0.667 -0.668 162m00s                     
 1952/08/05 19:47 L,P    118   1.499  0.538 -0.738 148m00s                     
 1970/08/17 03:23 L,P    118   1.377  0.414 -0.805 132m00s                     
 1988/08/27 11:05 L,P    118   1.263  0.298 -0.868 114m00s                     

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Query the Eclipse Database

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The database contains all solar and lunar eclipses from 2000 BC to 3000 AD inclusive. BC years are shown in negative notation, as used by astronomers; 1 BC is year 0, 2 BC is year -1, etc.; so 2000 BC is -1999.

To do a search, pick a range of years to search, or leave those fields blank to search the whole database. Then pick a search type:

you can search for all eclipses in the chosen range of years;
or for eclipses in a particular Saros series and/or of a given type;
or for years where a certain number of eclipses occur, or a certain number of total eclipses (for example, to find a year with 4 eclipses).

Bear in mind that if a Saros started before 2000 BC, or ends after 3000 AD, only part of the series will be shown.

Any field left blank will match all possible values for that field. Leaving all the fields blank, and selecting all the eclipse types, will return the whole database; since this is huge, the results are broken up into pages. Go to the eclipse stats page to see how you can get the whole database, and the search engine.

Key to Fields

Date / Time
The date and time of the moment of greatest eclipse. This is the instant when the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to the Earth's center. The date format is year/month/day, and the year is always shown in full; so, a date like "97/03/17" means the 17th of March, year 97 AD (not 1997); and bearing in mind the astronomical notation for BC years, "-19/03/17" means the 17th of March, year 20 BC.

All dates in the database up to Oct 04, 1582 are in the Julian calendar; all dates after Oct 15 1582 are Gregorian.

For total eclipses, the instant of greatest eclipse is virtually identical to the instants of greatest magnitude and greatest duration.

Type
The type of the eclipse. The first letter is one of:
S
A solar eclipse. The following letter is the type: P=partial; T=total; A=annular; H=hybrid.
L
A lunar eclipse. The following letter is the type: N=penumbral; P=partial; T=total.

The following notations may also appear:

N
The northern edge of the eclipse is off the north end of the Earth.
N-
The northern edge and the centre of the eclipse are off the north end of the Earth.
S
The southern edge of the eclipse is off the south end of the Earth.
S-
The southern edge and the centre of the eclipse are off the south end of the Earth.
Note that in a partial eclipse, the centre of the eclipse always misses the Earth.
Saros
The Saros series of the eclipse.

The following notations may also appear:

B
This is the first eclipse in this series.
M
This is the middle eclipse in this series.
E
This is the last eclipse in this series.
P-Mag
The penumbral magnitude of a lunar eclipse (doesn't apply to solar eclipses); the fraction of the Moon's diameter which is obscured by the penumbra.
U-Mag
The umbral magnitude of the eclipse. For a lunar eclipse, this is the fraction of the Moon's diameter obscured by the umbra; for a solar eclipse, it is the fraction of the Sun's diameter which is obscured at the moment of greatest eclipse.
Gamma
The distance of the the axis of the Moon's shadow from the Earth's center at maximum eclipse, measured as a fraction of the Earth's radius. A negative value indicates that the eclipse is below the centre of the Earth as seen from the Sun; this is not necessarily the same as being centred south of the equator, due to the Earth's tilt. The search form looks at absolute value of gamma -- ie. it treats all values as positive -- so that you can search for eg. all marginal eclipses without having to do two searches. Hence searching for values < 0 will return nothing.
P-Durn
For a lunar eclipse, this is the duration of the partial eclipse (if any) at the point of greatest eclipse (doesn't apply to solar eclipses).
T-Durn
For a lunar eclipse, this is the duration of the total (umbral) eclipse (if any); for a solar eclipse, it is the duration of the total or annular eclipse (if any) at the point of greatest eclipse.
Lat/Long
The location on the Earth's surface at which the greatest eclipse will be seen. This applies to solar eclipses only.

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