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Listing of Eclipses:

- of Saros series 137
- of types: Lunar: penumbral partial total
 Date       Time  Type   Sar   P-Mag  U-Mag  Gamma  P-Durn  T-Durn Lat    Long
 1528/11/26 04:00 L,N    137B  0.006 -1.036 -1.574                             
 1546/12/07 12:36 L,N    137   0.021 -1.019 -1.566                             
 1564/12/17 21:14 L,N    137   0.033 -1.005 -1.559                             
 1583/01/08 05:53 L,N    137   0.045 -0.990 -1.551                             
 1601/01/18 14:30 L,N    137   0.059 -0.972 -1.542                             
 1619/01/29 23:05 L,N    137   0.078 -0.949 -1.531                             
 1637/02/09 07:37 L,N    137   0.102 -0.920 -1.516                             
 1655/02/20 16:03 L,N    137   0.137 -0.880 -1.496                             
 1673/03/03 00:24 L,N    137   0.180 -0.832 -1.471                             
 1691/03/14 08:36 L,N    137   0.234 -0.772 -1.440                             
 1709/03/25 16:43 L,N    137   0.298 -0.702 -1.404                             
 1727/04/06 00:42 L,N    137   0.377 -0.618 -1.359                             
 1745/04/16 08:35 L,N    137   0.464 -0.526 -1.310                             
 1763/04/27 16:20 L,N    137   0.563 -0.422 -1.255                             
 1781/05/08 00:01 L,N    137   0.671 -0.309 -1.195                             
 1799/05/19 07:36 L,N    137   0.789 -0.187 -1.129                             
 1817/05/30 15:07 L,N    137   0.913 -0.059 -1.061                             
 1835/06/10 22:36 L,P    137   1.043  0.074 -0.989  60m00s                     
 1853/06/21 06:02 L,P    137   1.179  0.212 -0.914  98m00s                     
 1871/07/02 13:28 L,P    137   1.314  0.349 -0.840 124m00s                     
 1889/07/12 20:54 L,P    137   1.451  0.487 -0.765 142m00s                     
 1907/07/25 04:22 L,P    137   1.584  0.621 -0.692 158m00s                     
 1925/08/04 11:53 L,P    137   1.716  0.752 -0.621 170m00s                     
 1943/08/15 19:28 L,P    137   1.840  0.876 -0.553 180m00s                     
 1961/08/26 03:08 L,P    137   1.958  0.992 -0.490 186m00s                     
 1979/09/06 10:54 L,T    137   2.067  1.099 -0.431 192m00s  46m00s             
 1997/09/16 18:47 L,T    137   2.167  1.197 -0.377 198m00s  62m00s             
 2015/09/28 02:47 L,T    137   2.254  1.282 -0.330 200m00s  72m00s             
 2033/10/08 10:55 L,T    137   2.331  1.355 -0.289 204m00s  80m00s             
 2051/10/19 19:10 L,T/N- 137   2.395  1.417 -0.254 204m00s  84m00s             
 2069/10/30 03:33 L,T/N- 137   2.448  1.467 -0.226 206m00s  88m00s             
 2087/11/10 12:02 L,T/N- 137   2.490  1.506 -0.204 208m00s  90m00s             
 2105/11/21 20:38 L,T/N- 137   2.522  1.536 -0.188 208m00s  92m00s             
 2123/12/03 05:20 L,T/N- 137   2.545  1.556 -0.176 208m00s  92m00s             
 2141/12/13 14:05 L,T/N- 137   2.562  1.571 -0.167 208m00s  92m00s             
 2159/12/24 22:55 L,T/N- 137   2.572  1.579 -0.162 210m00s  94m00s             
 2178/01/04 07:44 L,T/N- 137   2.582  1.587 -0.157 210m00s  94m00s             
 2196/01/15 16:35 L,T/N- 137   2.589  1.593 -0.154 210m00s  94m00s             
 2214/01/27 01:23 L,T/N- 137   2.599  1.603 -0.148 210m00s  94m00s             
 2232/02/07 10:09 L,T/N- 137   2.612  1.615 -0.141 210m00s  94m00s             
 2250/02/17 18:49 L,T    137M  2.634  1.638 -0.129 212m00s  96m00s             
 2268/02/29 03:26 L,T/N- 137   2.661  1.665 -0.115 212m00s  96m00s             
 2286/03/11 11:54 L,T/N- 137   2.700  1.705 -0.093 212m00s  98m00s             
 2304/03/22 20:15 L,T/N- 137   2.748  1.754 -0.067 214m00s 100m00s             
 2322/04/03 04:27 L,T/N- 137   2.810  1.817 -0.033 214m00s 100m00s             
 2340/04/13 12:32 L,T/S- 137   2.857  1.864  0.007 216m00s 100m00s             
 2358/04/24 20:27 L,T/S- 137   2.771  1.778  0.054 216m00s 100m00s             
 2376/05/05 04:15 L,T/S- 137   2.673  1.681  0.107 216m00s  98m00s             
 2394/05/16 11:54 L,T/S- 137   2.564  1.572  0.166 214m00s  94m00s             
 2412/05/26 19:26 L,T/S- 137   2.447  1.454  0.230 212m00s  90m00s             

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Query the Eclipse Database

Search from Year: To Year: inclusive

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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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