Key to Solar Eclipse Decade Table

Fred Espenak


The following key gives detailed descriptions of each column in the Solar Eclipse Decade Table.

Key to Solar Eclipse Decade Table

Column     Heading     Definition/Description
   1      Calendar     Calendar Date at instant of Greatest Eclipse. 
            Date       Gregorian Calendar is used for dates after 1582 Oct 15.  
                       Julian Calendar is used for dates before 1582 Oct 04.   

   2         TD of     Dynamical Time (TD) of Greatest Eclipse, the instant 
           Greatest    when the axis of the Moon's shadow cone passes closest
           Eclipse     to Earth's center.

   3       Eclipse     Eclipse Type of Total, Annular or Hybrid.

   4       Saros       Saros series number of eclipse.
           Series      (Each eclipse in a Saros is separated by an interval
                       of 18 years 11.3 days.)

   5       Eclipse     Eclipse magnitude is the fraction of the Sun's 
          Magnitude    diameter obscured by the Moon. For annular, total and 
                       hybrid eclipses, this value is actually the diameter 
                       ratio of Moon/Sun.

   6      Central      Central Line Duration of total or annular phase
          Duration     at greatest eclipse (minutes and seconds).

   7     Geographic    Description of location where each eclipse is visible from.
         Region of     Countries and regions within the path of total or annular 
          Eclipse      eclipses are listed inside [ ] brackets.

Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of eclipses. Every eclipse has links of global maps, interactive Google maps, animations, path coordinate tables, and saros tables.

Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100
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