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Listing of Eclipses:

- of Saros series 123
- of types: Lunar: penumbral partial total
 Date       Time  Type   Sar   P-Mag  U-Mag  Gamma  P-Durn  T-Durn Lat    Long
 1087/08/16 21:08 L,N    123B  0.061 -0.947 -1.535                             
 1105/08/27 04:44 L,N    123   0.152 -0.863 -1.487                             
 1123/09/07 12:27 L,N    123   0.232 -0.790 -1.446                             
 1141/09/17 20:16 L,N    123   0.300 -0.727 -1.410                             
 1159/09/29 04:12 L,N    123   0.358 -0.676 -1.380                             
 1177/10/09 12:16 L,N    123   0.404 -0.636 -1.357                             
 1195/10/20 20:26 L,N    123   0.438 -0.608 -1.340                             
 1213/10/31 04:41 L,N    123   0.463 -0.589 -1.328                             
 1231/11/11 13:03 L,N    123   0.478 -0.579 -1.321                             
 1249/11/21 21:28 L,N    123   0.487 -0.574 -1.317                             
 1267/12/03 05:56 L,N    123   0.490 -0.576 -1.317                             
 1285/12/13 14:23 L,N    123   0.492 -0.577 -1.317                             
 1303/12/24 22:51 L,N    123   0.492 -0.580 -1.317                             
 1322/01/04 07:15 L,N    123   0.496 -0.578 -1.316                             
 1340/01/15 15:35 L,N    123   0.504 -0.572 -1.312                             
 1358/01/25 23:48 L,N    123   0.520 -0.557 -1.304                             
 1376/02/06 07:56 L,N    123   0.544 -0.533 -1.291                             
 1394/02/16 15:54 L,N    123   0.580 -0.498 -1.271                             
 1412/02/27 23:43 L,N    123   0.628 -0.449 -1.245                             
 1430/03/10 07:22 L,N    123   0.689 -0.388 -1.211                             
 1448/03/20 14:51 L,N    123   0.765 -0.312 -1.170                             
 1466/03/31 22:10 L,N    123   0.853 -0.223 -1.122                             
 1484/04/11 05:19 L,N    123   0.956 -0.120 -1.066                             
 1502/04/22 12:20 L,N    123   1.072 -0.004 -1.003                             
 1520/05/02 19:11 L,P    123   1.198  0.122 -0.934  84m00s                     
 1538/05/14 01:55 L,P    123   1.336  0.259 -0.859 120m00s                     
 1556/05/24 08:34 L,P    123   1.481  0.404 -0.780 146m00s                     
 1574/06/04 15:07 L,P    123   1.634  0.555 -0.697 168m00s                     
 1592/06/24 21:38 L,P    123   1.789  0.708 -0.613 186m00s                     
 1610/07/06 04:06 L,P    123   1.948  0.866 -0.527 200m00s                     
 1628/07/16 10:35 L,T    123   2.105  1.020 -0.442 212m00s  24m00s             
 1646/07/27 17:06 L,T    123   2.260  1.172 -0.358 220m00s  66m00s             
 1664/08/06 23:39 L,T    123   2.410  1.319 -0.278 226m00s  84m00s             
 1682/08/18 06:17 L,T/N- 123   2.554  1.459 -0.200 232m00s  96m00s             
 1700/08/29 13:01 L,T/N- 123   2.686  1.589 -0.129 234m00s 102m00s             
 1718/09/09 19:52 L,T/N- 123   2.808  1.707 -0.063 236m00s 106m00s             
 1736/09/20 02:51 L,T    123M  2.919  1.814 -0.004 236m00s 106m00s             
 1754/10/01 09:58 L,T/S- 123   2.840  1.731  0.048 236m00s 106m00s             
 1772/10/11 17:14 L,T/S- 123   2.760  1.647  0.093 236m00s 104m00s             
 1790/10/23 00:40 L,T/S- 123   2.694  1.578  0.130 234m00s 102m00s             
 1808/11/03 08:13 L,T/S- 123   2.638  1.519  0.161 232m00s  98m00s             
 1826/11/14 15:56 L,T/S- 123   2.597  1.475  0.184 232m00s  96m00s             
 1844/11/24 23:45 L,T/S- 123   2.564  1.440  0.203 230m00s  94m00s             
 1862/12/06 07:40 L,T/S- 123   2.541  1.416  0.216 230m00s  92m00s             
 1880/12/16 15:39 L,T/S- 123   2.521  1.396  0.226 230m00s  90m00s             
 1898/12/27 23:42 L,T/S- 123   2.507  1.382  0.234 228m00s  90m00s             
 1917/01/08 07:44 L,T/S- 123   2.493  1.369  0.241 228m00s  88m00s             
 1935/01/19 15:47 L,T/S- 123   2.477  1.354  0.250 228m00s  86m00s             
 1953/01/29 23:47 L,T/S- 123   2.455  1.336  0.261 226m00s  86m00s             
 1971/02/10 07:45 L,T    123   2.429  1.313  0.274 226m00s  82m00s             

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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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