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Listing of Eclipses:

- of Saros series 121
- of types: Lunar: penumbral partial total
 Date       Time  Type   Sar   P-Mag  U-Mag  Gamma  P-Durn  T-Durn Lat    Long
 1029/09/25 11:15 L,N    121B  0.007 -1.104 -1.593                             
 1047/10/06 18:43 L,N    121   0.075 -1.039 -1.556                             
 1065/10/17 02:22 L,N    121   0.127 -0.988 -1.528                             
 1083/10/28 10:08 L,N    121   0.170 -0.947 -1.505                             
 1101/11/07 18:03 L,N    121   0.201 -0.917 -1.489                             
 1119/11/19 02:02 L,N    121   0.226 -0.892 -1.475                             
 1137/11/29 10:07 L,N    121   0.242 -0.875 -1.466                             
 1155/12/10 18:15 L,N    121   0.257 -0.860 -1.458                             
 1173/12/21 02:24 L,N    121   0.270 -0.845 -1.450                             
 1192/01/01 10:32 L,N    121   0.285 -0.827 -1.441                             
 1210/01/11 18:39 L,N    121   0.303 -0.805 -1.430                             
 1228/01/23 02:41 L,N    121   0.329 -0.775 -1.415                             
 1246/02/02 10:38 L,N    121   0.364 -0.735 -1.395                             
 1264/02/13 18:29 L,N    121   0.408 -0.685 -1.369                             
 1282/02/24 02:14 L,N    121   0.463 -0.624 -1.338                             
 1300/03/06 09:50 L,N    121   0.533 -0.549 -1.298                             
 1318/03/17 17:20 L,N    121   0.613 -0.462 -1.253                             
 1336/03/28 00:41 L,N    121   0.707 -0.362 -1.200                             
 1354/04/08 07:56 L,N    121   0.811 -0.252 -1.141                             
 1372/04/18 15:04 L,N    121   0.929 -0.127 -1.075                             
 1390/04/29 22:08 L,P    121   1.054  0.003 -1.005  14m00s                     
 1408/05/10 05:07 L,P    121   1.190  0.144 -0.930  88m00s                     
 1426/05/21 12:04 L,P    121   1.330  0.290 -0.852 122m00s                     
 1444/05/31 18:59 L,P    121   1.477  0.441 -0.771 146m00s                     
 1462/06/12 01:55 L,P    121   1.624  0.592 -0.690 166m00s                     
 1480/06/22 08:52 L,P    121   1.772  0.744 -0.608 180m00s                     
 1498/07/03 15:52 L,P    121   1.918  0.893 -0.527 192m00s                     
 1516/07/13 22:55 L,T    121   2.060  1.037 -0.450 200m00s  30m00s             
 1534/07/25 06:04 L,T    121   2.196  1.175 -0.375 208m00s  62m00s             
 1552/08/04 13:20 L,T    121   2.323  1.304 -0.305 212m00s  78m00s             
 1570/08/15 20:42 L,T/N- 121   2.443  1.424 -0.240 216m00s  88m00s             
 1588/09/05 04:14 L,T/N- 121   2.549  1.531 -0.182 218m00s  94m00s             
 1606/09/16 11:53 L,T/N- 121   2.645  1.628 -0.129 218m00s  98m00s             
 1624/09/26 19:43 L,T/N- 121   2.727  1.710 -0.084 218m00s 100m00s             
 1642/10/08 03:41 L,T/N- 121   2.798  1.781 -0.046 218m00s 100m00s             
 1660/10/18 11:49 L,T/N- 121   2.854  1.837 -0.015 218m00s 102m00s             
 1678/10/29 20:06 L,T/S- 121   2.864  1.847  0.010 218m00s 100m00s             
 1696/11/09 04:30 L,T/S- 121   2.830  1.813  0.028 216m00s 100m00s             
 1714/11/21 13:01 L,T/S- 121   2.805  1.789  0.042 216m00s 100m00s             
 1732/12/01 21:39 L,T/S- 121   2.789  1.773  0.050 216m00s 100m00s             
 1750/12/13 06:21 L,T/S- 121   2.777  1.763  0.056 216m00s 100m00s             
 1768/12/23 15:07 L,T/S- 121   2.770  1.757  0.060 214m00s 100m00s             
 1787/01/03 23:53 L,T    121M  2.763  1.752  0.063 214m00s  98m00s             
 1805/01/15 08:41 L,T/S- 121   2.756  1.747  0.066 214m00s  98m00s             
 1823/01/26 17:25 L,T/S- 121   2.742  1.737  0.073 214m00s  98m00s             
 1841/02/06 02:07 L,T/S- 121   2.725  1.723  0.081 214m00s  98m00s             
 1859/02/17 10:43 L,T/S- 121   2.698  1.700  0.095 212m00s  98m00s             
 1877/02/27 19:16 L,T/S- 121   2.664  1.670  0.112 212m00s  96m00s             
 1895/03/11 03:39 L,T/S- 121   2.615  1.626  0.138 212m00s  96m00s             
 1913/03/22 11:58 L,T/S- 121   2.559  1.574  0.167 210m00s  94m00s             

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Query the Eclipse Database

Search from Year: To Year: inclusive

for all eclipses
for eclipses:
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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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