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Listing of Eclipses:

- of Saros series 127
- of types: Lunar: penumbral partial total
 Date       Time  Type   Sar   P-Mag  U-Mag  Gamma  P-Durn  T-Durn Lat    Long
 1275/07/09 14:17 L,N    127B  0.034 -1.057 -1.572                             
 1293/07/19 20:47 L,N    127   0.184 -0.908 -1.491                             
 1311/07/31 03:22 L,N    127   0.328 -0.765 -1.413                             
 1329/08/10 10:04 L,N    127   0.462 -0.632 -1.340                             
 1347/08/21 16:53 L,N    127   0.588 -0.508 -1.272                             
 1365/08/31 23:52 L,N    127   0.702 -0.395 -1.210                             
 1383/09/12 06:59 L,N    127   0.803 -0.295 -1.155                             
 1401/09/22 14:17 L,N    127   0.891 -0.209 -1.108                             
 1419/10/03 21:45 L,N    127   0.965 -0.137 -1.068                             
 1437/10/14 05:23 L,N    127   1.026 -0.077 -1.035                             
 1455/10/25 13:10 L,N    127   1.074 -0.029 -1.009                             
 1473/11/04 21:05 L,P    127   1.112  0.008 -0.989  22m00s                     
 1491/11/16 05:07 L,P    127   1.139  0.035 -0.974  46m00s                     
 1509/11/26 13:15 L,P    127   1.160  0.057 -0.962  58m00s                     
 1527/12/07 21:27 L,P    127   1.174  0.073 -0.954  64m00s                     
 1545/12/18 05:43 L,P    127   1.186  0.087 -0.947  70m00s                     
 1563/12/29 13:58 L,P    127   1.199  0.103 -0.939  76m00s                     
 1582/01/08 22:12 L,P    127   1.213  0.121 -0.930  82m00s                     
 1600/01/30 06:24 L,P    127   1.233  0.145 -0.918  90m00s                     
 1618/02/09 14:32 L,P    127   1.259  0.176 -0.902  98m00s                     
 1636/02/20 22:34 L,P    127   1.296  0.219 -0.881 108m00s                     
 1654/03/03 06:31 L,P    127   1.342  0.271 -0.854 118m00s                     
 1672/03/13 14:20 L,P    127   1.400  0.335 -0.821 130m00s                     
 1690/03/24 22:03 L,P    127   1.471  0.412 -0.781 142m00s                     
 1708/04/05 05:37 L,P    127   1.554  0.502 -0.733 154m00s                     
 1726/04/16 13:06 L,P    127   1.648  0.602 -0.680 166m00s                     
 1744/04/26 20:29 L,P    127   1.754  0.714 -0.621 178m00s                     
 1762/05/08 03:45 L,P    127   1.871  0.837 -0.556 188m00s                     
 1780/05/18 10:58 L,P    127   1.995  0.968 -0.486 196m00s                     
 1798/05/29 18:07 L,T    127   2.127  1.105 -0.413 204m00s  50m00s             
 1816/06/10 01:14 L,T    127   2.264  1.247 -0.337 210m00s  72m00s             
 1834/06/21 08:20 L,T/N- 127   2.406  1.393 -0.258 214m00s  86m00s             
 1852/07/01 15:26 L,T/N- 127   2.548  1.539 -0.180 218m00s  96m00s             
 1870/07/12 22:34 L,T/N- 127   2.689  1.683 -0.102 220m00s 100m00s             
 1888/07/23 05:45 L,T/N- 127   2.828  1.824 -0.026 220m00s 102m00s             
 1906/08/04 13:00 L,T/S- 127   2.787  1.785  0.048 220m00s 102m00s             
 1924/08/14 20:20 L,T    127M  2.658  1.658  0.117 218m00s  98m00s             
 1942/08/26 03:48 L,T/S- 127   2.539  1.540  0.182 214m00s  94m00s             
 1960/09/05 11:21 L,T/S- 127   2.428  1.430  0.242 212m00s  88m00s             
 1978/09/16 19:04 L,T    127   2.332  1.333  0.295 208m00s  80m00s             
 1996/09/27 02:54 L,T    127   2.244  1.245  0.343 204m00s  70m00s             
 2014/10/08 10:55 L,T    127   2.171  1.172  0.383 200m00s  60m00s             
 2032/10/18 19:02 L,T    127   2.108  1.108  0.417 196m00s  48m00s             
 2050/10/30 03:20 L,T    127   2.060  1.060  0.443 194m00s  36m00s             
 2068/11/09 11:44 L,T    127   2.022  1.021  0.464 190m00s  22m00s             
 2086/11/20 20:17 L,P    127   1.994  0.992  0.480 188m00s                     
 2104/12/02 04:54 L,P    127   1.973  0.972  0.491 188m00s                     
 2122/12/13 13:38 L,P    127   1.960  0.960  0.498 186m00s                     
 2140/12/23 22:25 L,P    127   1.951  0.951  0.503 186m00s                     
 2159/01/04 07:14 L,P    127   1.944  0.945  0.506 184m00s                     

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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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