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Listing of Eclipses:

- of Saros series 133
- of types: Lunar: penumbral partial total
 Date       Time  Type   Sar   P-Mag  U-Mag  Gamma  P-Durn  T-Durn Lat    Long
 1557/05/13 09:21 L,N    133B  0.100 -0.992 -1.537                             
 1575/05/24 15:49 L,N    133   0.251 -0.839 -1.454                             
 1593/06/13 22:18 L,N    133   0.404 -0.684 -1.370                             
 1611/06/25 04:43 L,N    133   0.562 -0.524 -1.283                             
 1629/07/05 11:10 L,N    133   0.720 -0.364 -1.197                             
 1647/07/16 17:38 L,N    133   0.879 -0.204 -1.110                             
 1665/07/27 00:11 L,N    133   1.033 -0.050 -1.026                             
 1683/08/07 06:49 L,P    133   1.181  0.099 -0.945  76m00s                     
 1701/08/18 13:32 L,P    133   1.322  0.239 -0.868 116m00s                     
 1719/08/29 20:24 L,P    133   1.452  0.369 -0.797 140m00s                     
 1737/09/09 03:24 L,P    133   1.572  0.488 -0.732 158m00s                     
 1755/09/20 10:34 L,P    133   1.678  0.594 -0.674 172m00s                     
 1773/09/30 17:53 L,P    133   1.773  0.688 -0.623 182m00s                     
 1791/10/12 01:23 L,P    133   1.852  0.766 -0.580 188m00s                     
 1809/10/23 09:02 L,P    133   1.919  0.832 -0.544 194m00s                     
 1827/11/03 16:52 L,P    133   1.972  0.885 -0.515 198m00s                     
 1845/11/14 00:50 L,P    133   2.013  0.927 -0.492 200m00s                     
 1863/11/25 08:56 L,P    133   2.043  0.957 -0.476 202m00s                     
 1881/12/05 17:09 L,P    133   2.065  0.980 -0.464 202m00s                     
 1899/12/17 01:26 L,P    133   2.080  0.997 -0.455 202m00s                     
 1917/12/28 09:46 L,T    133   2.091  1.010 -0.448 204m00s  16m00s             
 1936/01/08 18:10 L,T    133   2.100  1.022 -0.443 204m00s  24m00s             
 1954/01/19 02:32 L,T    133   2.111  1.037 -0.436 204m00s  30m00s             
 1972/01/30 10:53 L,T    133   2.124  1.055 -0.427 204m00s  36m00s             
 1990/02/09 19:11 L,T    133   2.145  1.080 -0.415 204m00s  44m00s             
 2008/02/21 03:26 L,T    133   2.171  1.111 -0.399 206m00s  50m00s             
 2026/03/03 11:33 L,T    133   2.210  1.156 -0.377 208m00s  60m00s             
 2044/03/13 19:37 L,T    133   2.256  1.208 -0.350 210m00s  68m00s             
 2062/03/25 03:32 L,T    133   2.316  1.275 -0.315 212m00s  76m00s             
 2080/04/04 11:21 L,T    133   2.386  1.351 -0.275 214m00s  82m00s             
 2098/04/15 19:01 L,T/N- 133   2.471  1.442 -0.227 216m00s  90m00s             
 2116/04/27 02:37 L,T/N- 133   2.564  1.541 -0.175 218m00s  96m00s             
 2134/05/08 10:06 L,T/N- 133   2.670  1.653 -0.115 220m00s 100m00s             
 2152/05/18 17:30 L,T/N- 133   2.784  1.774 -0.051 220m00s 102m00s             
 2170/05/30 00:49 L,T/S- 133   2.845  1.839  0.017 220m00s 102m00s             
 2188/06/09 08:06 L,T    133M  2.711  1.711  0.088 218m00s 100m00s             
 2206/06/21 15:21 L,T/S- 133   2.574  1.577  0.162 216m00s  96m00s             
 2224/07/01 22:35 L,T/S- 133   2.434  1.441  0.238 212m00s  88m00s             
 2242/07/13 05:50 L,T    133   2.295  1.305  0.313 208m00s  78m00s             
 2260/07/23 13:08 L,T    133   2.158  1.171  0.386 202m00s  60m00s             
 2278/08/03 20:27 L,T    133   2.024  1.039  0.459 194m00s  30m00s             
 2296/08/14 03:52 L,P    133   1.897  0.912  0.528 186m00s                     
 2314/08/26 11:22 L,P    133   1.777  0.793  0.593 176m00s                     
 2332/09/05 18:58 L,P    133   1.667  0.684  0.653 166m00s                     
 2350/09/17 02:41 L,P    133   1.565  0.582  0.708 156m00s                     
 2368/09/27 10:32 L,P    133   1.477  0.493  0.757 144m00s                     
 2386/10/08 18:31 L,P    133   1.398  0.413  0.800 134m00s                     
 2404/10/19 02:38 L,P    133   1.333  0.347  0.836 124m00s                     
 2422/10/30 10:53 L,P    133   1.277  0.290  0.866 114m00s                     
 2440/11/09 19:16 L,P    133   1.235  0.246  0.890 106m00s                     

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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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