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Listing of Eclipses:

- of Saros series 122
- of types: Lunar: penumbral partial total
 Date       Time  Type   Sar   P-Mag  U-Mag  Gamma  P-Durn  T-Durn Lat    Long
 1022/08/14 14:27 L,N    122B  0.036 -0.956  1.544                             
 1040/08/24 22:12 L,N    122   0.140 -0.852  1.488                             
 1058/09/05 06:06 L,N    122   0.232 -0.760  1.437                             
 1076/09/15 14:08 L,N    122   0.314 -0.680  1.393                             
 1094/09/26 22:19 L,N    122   0.382 -0.612  1.356                             
 1112/10/07 06:39 L,N    122   0.439 -0.556  1.325                             
 1130/10/18 15:06 L,N    122   0.485 -0.511  1.300                             
 1148/10/28 23:42 L,N    122   0.519 -0.477  1.282                             
 1166/11/09 08:23 L,N    122   0.544 -0.453  1.269                             
 1184/11/19 17:10 L,N    122   0.560 -0.437  1.260                             
 1202/12/01 01:59 L,N    122   0.573 -0.423  1.253                             
 1220/12/11 10:52 L,N    122   0.581 -0.415  1.248                             
 1238/12/22 19:45 L,N    122   0.587 -0.407  1.244                             
 1257/01/02 04:37 L,N    122   0.595 -0.397  1.240                             
 1275/01/13 13:26 L,N    122   0.607 -0.383  1.232                             
 1293/01/23 22:11 L,N    122   0.624 -0.364  1.222                             
 1311/02/04 06:51 L,N    122   0.649 -0.337  1.208                             
 1329/02/14 15:24 L,N    122   0.683 -0.300  1.189                             
 1347/02/25 23:50 L,N    122   0.726 -0.253  1.165                             
 1365/03/08 08:08 L,N    122   0.781 -0.196  1.134                             
 1383/03/19 16:19 L,N    122   0.847 -0.126  1.097                             
 1401/03/30 00:22 L,N    122   0.925 -0.045  1.054                             
 1419/04/10 08:17 L,P    122   1.014  0.046  1.004  46m00s                     
 1437/04/20 16:06 L,P    122   1.113  0.147  0.950  82m00s                     
 1455/05/01 23:48 L,P    122   1.224  0.259  0.889 108m00s                     
 1473/05/12 07:25 L,P    122   1.341  0.377  0.825 128m00s                     
 1491/05/23 14:57 L,P    122   1.467  0.503  0.757 144m00s                     
 1509/06/02 22:26 L,P    122   1.596  0.632  0.686 158m00s                     
 1527/06/14 05:52 L,P    122   1.731  0.766  0.613 172m00s                     
 1545/06/24 13:18 L,P    122   1.864  0.898  0.541 182m00s                     
 1563/07/05 20:44 L,T    122   1.999  1.031  0.468 190m00s  26m00s             
 1581/07/16 04:11 L,T    122   2.132  1.161  0.396 198m00s  58m00s             
 1599/08/06 11:40 L,T    122   2.261  1.286  0.327 204m00s  74m00s             
 1617/08/16 19:13 L,T/S- 122   2.382  1.403  0.262 208m00s  84m00s             
 1635/08/28 02:52 L,T/S- 122   2.496  1.512  0.201 210m00s  92m00s             
 1653/09/07 10:35 L,T/S- 122   2.602  1.614  0.144 214m00s  96m00s             
 1671/09/18 18:25 L,T/S- 122   2.696  1.703  0.095 214m00s  98m00s             
 1689/09/29 02:21 L,T    122M  2.780  1.781  0.051 216m00s 100m00s             
 1707/10/11 10:25 L,T/S- 122   2.850  1.846  0.014 216m00s 100m00s             
 1725/10/21 18:34 L,T/N- 122   2.845  1.835 -0.018 216m00s 100m00s             
 1743/11/02 02:52 L,T/N- 122   2.803  1.788 -0.042 218m00s 100m00s             
 1761/11/12 11:15 L,T/N- 122   2.771  1.750 -0.062 218m00s 100m00s             
 1779/11/23 19:44 L,T/N- 122   2.748  1.722 -0.075 218m00s 100m00s             
 1797/12/04 04:18 L,T/N- 122   2.732  1.702 -0.085 218m00s 100m00s             
 1815/12/16 12:55 L,T/N- 122   2.724  1.690 -0.091 218m00s 100m00s             
 1833/12/26 21:33 L,T/N- 122   2.717  1.680 -0.095 218m00s  98m00s             
 1852/01/07 06:11 L,T/N- 122   2.712  1.671 -0.099 218m00s  98m00s             
 1870/01/17 14:46 L,T/N- 122   2.704  1.661 -0.104 220m00s  98m00s             
 1888/01/28 23:20 L,T/N- 122   2.695  1.650 -0.110 220m00s  98m00s             
 1906/02/09 07:47 L,T/N- 122   2.676  1.630 -0.120 220m00s  98m00s             

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Query the Eclipse Database

Search from Year: To Year: inclusive

for all eclipses
for eclipses:
Solar: Partial Total Annular Hybrid
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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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