Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses

-0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses is organized into a series of sixty 100-year web pages, each one covering a century of lunar eclipses. The 100-year table below covers the period -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE) [1]. The date and time of each eclipse is given for the instant of Greatest Eclipse [2]. Each eclipse date links to a web page containing additional details and a map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility for that eclipse. A description of each parameter in the catalog table can be found in Key to Catalog of Lunar Eclipses.

For an explanation of how eclipses are classified, see Lunar Eclipse Basics. The frequency of each eclipse type, the extremes in eclipse magnitude and duration, and other data for the century are presented in the Eclipse Statistics tables following the Catalog of Lunar Eclipses. To select a different century, visit the Index to Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses.

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0599 Mar 02 12:20:06 18599 468 -32144 23N -a 1.2810 0.4855-0.4707178.6 - - 11N103W
-0599 Mar 31 20:09:28 18598 468 -32143 61N a- -1.2615 0.5165-0.4304183.0 - - 3S136E
-0599 Aug 25 22:12:22 18592 468 -32138 28N -t -1.5346 0.0758-0.9905 83.6 - - 15S105E
-0599 Sep 24 14:59:32 18590 468 -32137 66N t- 1.4018 0.3327-0.7601175.0 - - 1S149W
-0598 Feb 20 03:16:34 18584 468 -32132 33P -a 0.6086 1.7386 0.7439307.9174.3 - 14N 33E
-0598 Aug 15 04:39:43 18577 467 -32126 38P -h -0.7443 1.4970 0.4877301.2150.0 - 17S 8E
-0597 Feb 09 12:14:32 18569 467 -32120 43T-pp -0.1165 2.6717 1.6173358.9226.8100.217N102W
-0597 Aug 04 18:06:57 18562 467 -32114 48T+pp 0.0159 2.8085 1.8486322.4213.3 99.719S166E
-0596 Jan 29 13:59:33 18554 467 -32108 53P t- -0.8466 1.3524 0.2578319.0121.0 - 19N129W
-0596 Jul 24 10:54:42 18547 467 -32102 58P a- 0.7334 1.4863 0.5379280.2148.2 - 21S 86W
-0596 Dec 18 20:39:36 18541 467 -32097 25N -t 1.4398 0.2492-0.8164146.6 - - 25N128E
-0595 Jan 17 13:37:00 18539 467 -32096 63N t- -1.5163 0.1186-0.9662105.2 - - 21N124W
-0595 Jun 14 16:55:21 18533 466 -32091 30N -a -1.1152 0.8131-0.1895240.3 - - 24S178W
-0595 Jul 14 02:23:45 18532 466 -32090 68N a- 1.4983 0.0986-0.8811 86.8 - - 22S 41E
-0595 Dec 08 05:04:35 18526 466 -32085 35P -a 0.6914 1.5939 0.5850300.7158.4 - 23N 0W
-0594 Jun 03 23:18:37 18518 466 -32079 40T -t -0.3733 2.1997 1.1470356.7216.3 60.122S 85E
-0594 Nov 27 19:14:14 18511 466 -32073 45T+pp 0.0010 2.8430 1.8692320.5210.8 98.120N146E
-0593 May 24 00:17:29 18503 466 -32067 50T t- 0.3939 2.1693 1.1018362.5216.8 51.419S 71E
-0593 Nov 17 10:46:34 18496 465 -32061 55P a- -0.6662 1.6272 0.6440293.2160.6 - 17N 87W
-0592 May 12 02:50:24 18488 465 -32055 60N t- 1.1377 0.7881-0.2469246.8 - - 15S 33E
-0592 Oct 07 08:20:48 18482 465 -32050 27N -a 1.4674 0.1941-0.8626129.3 - - 4N 51W
-0592 Nov 05 23:02:26 18481 465 -32049 65N a- -1.3951 0.3140-0.7172157.0 - - 13N 89E
-0591 Apr 02 03:46:19 18475 465 -32044 32P -a -0.7636 1.4386 0.4749282.7142.8 - 3S 22E
-0591 Sep 26 10:25:45 18467 465 -32038 37P -t 0.8141 1.4117 0.3177323.3132.9 - 1S 81W
-0590 Mar 22 20:18:48 18460 465 -32032 42T-pp -0.0308 2.7755 1.8269317.7211.2 98.9 2N135E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0590 Sep 15 10:00:26 18452 464 -32026 47T+pp 0.1095 2.6983 1.6164371.5232.0101.8 6S 74W
-0589 Mar 12 12:14:36 18445 464 -32020 52P a- 0.7026 1.5576 0.5798293.5156.5 - 7N103W
-0589 Sep 04 14:32:25 18438 464 -32014 57P a- -0.6120 1.7495 0.7209321.4177.8 - 11S141W
-0588 Jan 31 08:18:37 18431 464 -32009 24N -t -1.3608 0.3974-0.6744185.6 - - 18N 44W
-0588 Feb 29 23:03:46 18430 464 -32008 62N t- 1.4931 0.1362-0.8991107.5 - - 11N 95E
-0588 Jul 25 18:01:53 18424 464 -32003 29N -a 1.2848 0.4756-0.4749177.0 - - 20S167E
-0588 Aug 24 02:26:09 18423 464 -32002 67N a- -1.2873 0.4826-0.4908181.8 - - 15S 41E
-0587 Jan 19 08:35:49 18416 463 -31997 34P -t -0.6909 1.6403 0.5411340.8168.0 - 21N 49W
-0587 Jul 15 11:01:00 18409 463 -31991 39P -a 0.5746 1.7795 0.8274297.6176.3 - 22S 89W
-0586 Jan 08 08:59:35 18402 463 -31985 44T+pp 0.0135 2.8708 1.7963366.0230.2103.723N 56W
-0586 Jul 05 01:22:24 18394 463 -31979 49T-pp -0.1728 2.5373 1.5444336.8217.7 95.124S 55E
-0586 Dec 28 15:49:31 18387 463 -31973 54P a- 0.7063 1.5721 0.5523304.1156.6 - 24N160W
-0585 Jun 24 09:14:45 18379 463 -31967 59P t- -0.9789 1.0847 0.0396283.9 47.8 - 25S 64W
-0585 Nov 18 18:19:07 18373 462 -31962 26N -a -1.3396 0.3856-0.5859160.7 - - 17N160E
-0585 Dec 18 05:04:19 18372 462 -31961 64N a- 1.3366 0.3941-0.5833163.7 - - 25N 0E
-0584 May 13 20:08:55 18366 462 -31956 31N -t 1.0782 0.9114-0.1516271.2 - - 16S133E
-0584 Nov 07 09:25:28 18358 462 -31950 36P -a -0.7069 1.5577 0.5640293.2153.9 - 14N 68W
-0583 May 03 00:17:39 18351 462 -31944 41T pp 0.2790 2.3567 1.3358346.4217.8 82.913S 71E
-0583 Oct 27 20:01:17 18343 462 -31938 46T-pp -0.0243 2.8371 1.7899352.8224.5102.011N133E
-0582 Apr 22 11:35:50 18336 461 -31932 51P a- -0.4937 1.9366 0.9675311.5189.6 - 10S 98W
-0582 Oct 16 23:23:28 18329 461 -31926 56P t- 0.6938 1.6322 0.5387336.9166.3 - 7N 83E
-0581 Mar 13 20:19:05 18322 461 -31921 23N -a 1.3273 0.3996-0.5546163.5 - - 7N135E
-0581 Apr 12 03:49:02 18321 461 -31920 61N a- -1.2005 0.6272-0.3171199.3 - - 7S 19E
-0581 Sep 06 05:35:27 18315 461 -31915 28Ne-t -1.5730 0.0058-1.0615 23.3 - - 11S 7W
-0581 Oct 05 22:38:52 18314 461 -31914 66N t- 1.3762 0.3806-0.7141186.2 - - 3N 94E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0580 Mar 02 11:10:04 18308 461 -31909 33P -a 0.6512 1.6604 0.6659304.7167.6 - 10N 87W
-0580 Aug 25 12:20:00 18300 461 -31903 38P -a -0.7878 1.4171 0.4080294.8138.4 - 14S108W
-0579 Feb 19 19:52:11 18293 460 -31897 43T-pp -0.0801 2.7382 1.6842360.4228.3102.313N143E
-0579 Aug 15 01:57:47 18285 460 -31891 48T-pp -0.0350 2.7741 1.8132321.8212.8 99.217S 47E
-0578 Feb 08 21:28:01 18278 460 -31885 53P t- -0.8152 1.4086 0.3166323.5133.0 - 16N119E
-0578 Aug 04 18:40:20 18271 460 -31879 58P a- 0.6779 1.5898 0.6380286.6159.0 - 19S156E
-0578 Dec 30 04:54:12 18264 460 -31874 25N -t 1.4418 0.2433-0.8178144.4 - - 25N 4E
-0577 Jan 28 21:22:00 18263 460 -31873 63N t- -1.4918 0.1609-0.9188121.7 - - 19N119E
-0577 Jun 25 23:53:14 18257 459 -31868 30N -a -1.1947 0.6697-0.3377222.3 - - 25S 77E
-0577 Jul 25 09:47:12 18256 459 -31867 68N a- 1.4412 0.2062-0.7790124.8 - - 20S 71W
-0577 Dec 19 13:44:53 18250 459 -31862 35P -a 0.6910 1.5927 0.5874299.6158.2 - 24N130W
-0576 Jun 14 05:46:48 18242 459 -31856 40P -t -0.4597 2.0426 0.9869352.3207.4 - 23S 12W
-0576 Dec 08 04:06:54 18235 459 -31850 45T+pp 0.0019 2.8407 1.8679320.2210.7 98.122N 13E
-0575 Jun 03 06:36:51 18227 459 -31844 50T tp 0.3054 2.3313 1.2645366.9224.6 78.321S 25W
-0575 Nov 27 19:36:25 18220 459 -31838 55P a- -0.6670 1.6268 0.6415293.8160.6 - 20N140E
-0574 May 23 09:31:05 18213 458 -31832 60N t- 1.0539 0.9400-0.0911264.3 - - 18S 69W
-0574 Oct 18 16:25:33 18206 458 -31827 27N -a 1.4845 0.1655-0.8967120.2 - - 9N174W
-0574 Nov 17 07:33:04 18205 458 -31826 65N a- -1.3973 0.3120-0.7232157.1 - - 16N 40W
-0573 Apr 13 11:18:26 18199 458 -31821 32P -a -0.8241 1.3254 0.3662274.0127.2 - 7S 94W
-0573 Oct 07 18:05:03 18192 458 -31815 37P -t 0.8371 1.3714 0.2734320.7124.3 - 4N162E
-0572 Apr 02 04:03:09 18184 458 -31809 42T-pp -0.0889 2.6679 1.7214317.2210.7 97.6 2S 16E
-0572 Sep 25 17:36:50 18177 457 -31803 47T+pp 0.1382 2.6463 1.5631370.4230.7 99.5 1S170E
-0571 Mar 22 19:56:44 18170 457 -31797 52P a- 0.6527 1.6492 0.6715299.5166.4 - 2N139E
-0571 Sep 14 22:24:11 18162 457 -31791 57P a- -0.5777 1.8124 0.7839323.5182.8 - 6S 99E
-0570 Feb 10 15:56:39 18156 457 -31786 24N -t -1.3943 0.3356-0.7355171.9 - - 15N159W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0570 Mar 12 06:30:05 18155 457 -31785 62N t- 1.4507 0.2141-0.8212134.3 - - 7N 18W
-0570 Aug 06 01:48:51 18149 457 -31780 29N -a 1.3365 0.3815-0.5705159.9 - - 18S 49E
-0570 Sep 04 10:29:52 18147 457 -31779 67N a- -1.2475 0.5559-0.4182193.4 - - 11S 81W
-0569 Jan 30 16:11:39 18141 457 -31774 34P -t -0.7160 1.5925 0.4967337.3162.1 - 19N163W
-0569 Jul 26 18:37:35 18134 456 -31768 39P -a 0.6373 1.6665 0.7104292.9166.9 - 21S157E
-0568 Jan 19 16:57:31 18126 456 -31762 44T-pp -0.0025 2.8882 1.8192364.5229.8103.822N175W
-0568 Jul 15 08:34:23 18119 456 -31756 49T-pp -0.1039 2.6666 1.6681339.8220.4 99.823S 53W
-0567 Jan 08 00:17:02 18112 456 -31750 54P a- 0.6959 1.5885 0.5738303.8158.6 - 24N 74E
-0567 Jul 04 15:53:53 18104 456 -31744 59P t- -0.9027 1.2268 0.1771298.5 99.4 - 25S164W
-0567 Nov 29 03:13:32 18098 455 -31739 26N -a -1.3400 0.3851-0.5866160.7 - - 19N 26E
-0567 Dec 28 13:51:59 18097 455 -31738 64N a- 1.3312 0.4026-0.5721165.0 - - 25N131W
-0566 May 25 02:32:11 18091 455 -31733 31N -t 1.1624 0.7559-0.3049250.3 - - 18S 36E
-0566 Nov 18 18:10:10 18083 455 -31727 36P -a -0.7105 1.5528 0.5559293.8153.3 - 17N160E
-0565 May 14 07:08:06 18076 455 -31721 41T -p 0.3574 2.2104 1.1942341.0211.4 66.116S 33W
-0565 Nov 08 04:22:25 18069 455 -31715 46T-pp -0.0299 2.8291 1.7774354.3225.0102.015N 7E
-0564 May 02 18:54:37 18061 455 -31709 51T a- -0.4200 2.0695 1.1047315.0197.0 47.814S150E
-0564 Oct 27 07:18:18 18054 454 -31703 56P t- 0.6819 1.6558 0.5586339.2169.0 - 12N 38W
-0563 Mar 24 04:09:40 18048 454 -31698 23N -a 1.3801 0.3018-0.6509143.6 - - 3N 16E
-0563 Apr 22 11:23:44 18047 454 -31697 61N a- -1.1353 0.7457-0.1965214.6 - - 11S 97W
-0563 Oct 16 06:25:43 18039 454 -31691 66N t- 1.3562 0.4180-0.6780194.3 - - 8N 24W
-0562 Mar 13 18:53:46 18033 454 -31686 33P -a 0.7011 1.5689 0.5742300.5158.5 - 6N155E
-0562 Sep 05 20:10:55 18026 454 -31680 38P -a -0.8233 1.3520 0.3429289.2127.7 - 10S133E
-0561 Mar 03 03:18:23 18018 453 -31674 43T-pp -0.0351 2.8206 1.7670361.8229.6104.0 9N 29E
-0561 Aug 26 09:56:59 18011 453 -31668 48T-pp -0.0792 2.6935 1.7313321.0211.8 97.913S 74W
-0560 Feb 20 04:45:34 18004 453 -31662 53P t- -0.7750 1.4809 0.3919328.8146.3 - 13N 8E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0560 Aug 15 02:33:13 17996 453 -31656 58P a- 0.6287 1.6821 0.7264292.0167.3 - 16S 37E
-0559 Jan 09 13:03:09 17990 453 -31651 25N -t 1.4490 0.2274-0.8284139.2 - - 24N118W
-0559 Feb 08 04:57:22 17989 453 -31650 63N t- -1.4588 0.2186-0.8554140.6 - - 16N 5E
-0559 Jul 06 06:53:28 17983 453 -31645 30N -h -1.2710 0.5323-0.4804201.8 - - 25S 29W
-0559 Aug 04 17:16:59 17982 453 -31644 68N h- 1.3896 0.3038-0.6873150.8 - - 18S176E
-0559 Dec 29 22:22:43 17976 452 -31639 35P -a 0.6937 1.5857 0.5847298.1157.5 - 24N101E
-0558 Jun 25 12:15:20 17968 452 -31633 40P -t -0.5450 1.8878 0.8287346.8196.0 - 24S110W
-0558 Dec 19 12:58:59 17961 452 -31627 45T+pp 0.0036 2.8369 1.8656319.9210.6 98.124N120W
-0557 Jun 14 12:56:20 17954 452 -31621 50T+pp 0.2164 2.4944 1.4280370.0230.1 93.423S121W
-0557 Dec 09 04:26:30 17946 452 -31615 55P a- -0.6687 1.6244 0.6376294.3160.5 - 22N 7E
-0556 Jun 02 16:11:31 17939 451 -31609 60P t- 0.9686 1.0949 0.0670279.5 61.0 - 20S170W
-0556 Oct 29 00:36:15 17933 451 -31604 27N -a 1.4960 0.1470-0.9201113.9 - - 13N 62E
-0556 Nov 27 16:05:20 17932 451 -31603 65N a- -1.4016 0.3058-0.7328156.2 - - 19N168W
-0555 Apr 23 18:46:42 17925 451 -31598 32P -a -0.8881 1.2058 0.2506264.1106.7 - 11S152E
-0555 Oct 18 01:50:41 17918 451 -31592 37P -t 0.8547 1.3409 0.2396318.7117.0 - 8N 44E
-0554 Apr 13 11:43:16 17911 451 -31586 42T--p -0.1505 2.5541 1.6092316.3209.4 94.4 7S101W
-0554 Oct 07 01:21:50 17903 451 -31580 47T+pp 0.1605 2.6060 1.5219369.3229.4 97.4 3N 52E
-0553 Apr 03 03:31:24 17896 450 -31574 52P a- 0.5973 1.7510 0.7730305.6176.1 - 2S 23E
-0553 Sep 26 06:25:04 17889 450 -31568 57P a- -0.5502 1.8627 0.8344324.8186.4 - 2S 23W
-0552 Feb 21 23:24:29 17883 450 -31563 24N -t -1.4350 0.2603-0.8097152.8 - - 12N 88E
-0552 Mar 22 13:46:20 17881 450 -31562 62N t- 1.4008 0.3057-0.7299159.6 - - 3N129W
-0552 Aug 16 09:43:49 17875 450 -31557 29N -a 1.3818 0.2993-0.6546142.6 - - 15S 71W
-0552 Sep 14 18:42:50 17874 450 -31556 67N a- -1.2151 0.6159-0.3591201.9 - - 7S154E
-0551 Feb 09 23:37:00 17868 450 -31551 34P -t -0.7494 1.5294 0.4372332.6153.5 - 16N 85E
-0551 Aug 06 02:21:42 17861 449 -31545 39P -a 0.6932 1.5662 0.6057288.3157.0 - 18S 40E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0550 Jan 30 00:47:45 17853 449 -31539 44T-pp -0.0251 2.8438 1.7805362.8229.3103.619N 67E
-0550 Jul 26 15:50:51 17846 449 -31533 49T-pp -0.0397 2.7874 1.7830342.3222.0102.121S163W
-0549 Jan 19 08:39:00 17839 449 -31527 54P a- 0.6804 1.6142 0.6049304.0161.6 - 22N 52W
-0549 Jul 15 22:36:04 17831 449 -31521 59P t- -0.8297 1.3632 0.3086311.1129.1 - 24S 95E
-0549 Dec 10 12:07:06 17825 449 -31516 26N -a -1.3415 0.3821-0.5893160.1 - - 21N108W
-0548 Jan 08 22:34:11 17824 449 -31515 64N a- 1.3213 0.4194-0.5523167.9 - - 25N 98E
-0548 Jun 04 08:54:17 17818 448 -31510 31N -t 1.2475 0.5987-0.4603225.8 - - 21S 61W
-0548 Nov 29 02:56:15 17811 448 -31504 36P -a -0.7125 1.5503 0.5509294.6153.1 - 20N 28E
-0547 May 24 13:58:06 17803 448 -31498 41T -t 0.4372 2.0619 1.0497334.7203.2 34.919S137W
-0547 Nov 18 12:45:53 17796 448 -31492 46T-pp -0.0328 2.8258 1.7702355.8225.5102.118N120W
-0546 May 14 02:11:53 17789 448 -31486 51T a- -0.3444 2.2065 1.2453317.8203.0 69.917S 39E
-0546 Nov 07 15:18:18 17782 448 -31480 56P t- 0.6747 1.6706 0.5704340.8170.7 - 15N159W
-0545 Apr 04 11:52:33 17775 447 -31475 23N -a 1.4391 0.1930-0.7585116.1 - - 2S102W
-0545 May 03 18:53:08 17774 447 -31474 61N a- -1.0657 0.8727-0.0680229.1 - - 15S149E
-0545 Oct 27 14:20:44 17767 447 -31468 66N t- 1.3420 0.4444-0.6524199.6 - - 12N145W
-0544 Mar 24 02:28:20 17761 447 -31463 33P -a 0.7576 1.4653 0.4703295.0146.2 - 2N 39E
-0544 Sep 16 04:11:39 17754 447 -31457 38P -a -0.8518 1.2997 0.2906284.4118.1 - 6S 11E
-0543 Mar 13 10:34:35 17746 447 -31451 43T+pp 0.0175 2.8527 1.7995362.8230.3104.5 5N 81W
-0543 Sep 05 18:05:06 17739 446 -31445 48T--p -0.1166 2.6258 1.6621320.2210.7 96.0 9S163E
-0542 Mar 02 11:55:29 17732 446 -31439 53P t- -0.7283 1.5649 0.4791334.6159.6 - 9N101W
-0542 Aug 26 10:32:08 17724 446 -31433 58P a- 0.5847 1.7649 0.8051296.7174.0 - 13S 84W
-0541 Jan 20 21:08:07 17718 446 -31428 25N -t 1.4602 0.2040-0.8461131.6 - - 23N121E
-0541 Feb 19 12:26:59 17717 446 -31427 63N t- -1.4202 0.2865-0.7816159.4 - - 12N109W
-0541 Jul 17 13:56:37 17711 446 -31422 30N -h -1.3440 0.4013-0.6171178.3 - - 24S135W
-0541 Aug 16 00:52:13 17710 446 -31421 68N h- 1.3428 0.3928-0.6045170.8 - - 15S 61E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0540 Jan 10 06:55:35 17704 446 -31416 35P -a 0.7010 1.5700 0.5736296.1155.9 - 24N 27W
-0540 Jul 05 18:47:00 17696 445 -31410 40P -t -0.6269 1.7395 0.6765340.2182.1 - 24S152E
-0540 Dec 29 21:46:39 17689 445 -31404 45T+pp 0.0092 2.8257 1.8563319.6210.6 98.124N109E
-0539 Jun 24 19:21:04 17682 445 -31398 50T+pp 0.1313 2.6505 1.5841371.8233.4101.824S142E
-0539 Dec 19 13:12:41 17675 445 -31392 55P a- -0.6676 1.6270 0.6392295.1161.0 - 23N124W
-0538 Jun 13 22:56:49 17667 445 -31386 60P t- 0.8857 1.2454 0.2205292.0107.9 - 22S 88E
-0538 Nov 09 08:49:59 17661 444 -31381 27N -a 1.5044 0.1336-0.9377109.1 - - 17N 62W
-0538 Dec 09 00:35:45 17660 444 -31380 65N a- -1.4051 0.3008-0.7405155.6 - - 21N 64E
-0537 May 05 02:10:35 17654 444 -31375 32P -a -0.9564 1.0788 0.1270252.6 77.2 - 15S 39E
-0537 Oct 29 09:43:28 17647 444 -31369 37P -t 0.8662 1.3211 0.2171317.5111.8 - 12N 76W
-0536 Apr 23 19:16:05 17639 444 -31363 42T--p -0.2183 2.4292 1.4853314.8207.0 88.811S144E
-0536 Oct 17 09:16:35 17632 444 -31357 47T+pp 0.1753 2.5790 1.4945368.3228.3 95.8 7N 68W
-0535 Apr 13 10:56:41 17625 444 -31351 52P a- 0.5347 1.8662 0.8874311.9185.5 - 6S 90W
-0535 Oct 06 14:36:29 17618 443 -31345 57P a- -0.5303 1.8990 0.8711325.4188.6 - 2N148W
-0534 Mar 04 06:42:08 17611 443 -31340 24N -t -1.4828 0.1720-0.8969125.4 - - 8N 24W
-0534 Apr 02 20:53:04 17610 443 -31339 62N t- 1.3441 0.4099-0.6262183.7 - - 1S122E
-0534 Aug 27 17:45:50 17604 443 -31334 29N -a 1.4217 0.2272-0.7289125.0 - - 11S167E
-0534 Sep 26 03:03:48 17603 443 -31333 67N a- -1.1888 0.6646-0.3113208.4 - - 3S 26E
-0533 Feb 21 06:54:55 17597 443 -31328 34P -t -0.7888 1.4550 0.3670326.7142.1 - 12N 26W
-0533 Aug 17 10:11:03 17590 443 -31322 39P -a 0.7440 1.4754 0.5100283.8146.5 - 15S 79W
-0532 Feb 10 08:31:05 17582 442 -31316 44T-pp -0.0543 2.7871 1.7300360.9228.5103.016N 50W
-0532 Aug 05 23:12:01 17575 442 -31310 49T+pp 0.0196 2.8273 1.8167344.2222.7102.419S 86E
-0531 Jan 29 16:55:25 17568 442 -31304 54P a- 0.6598 1.6491 0.6456304.6165.4 - 20N176W
-0531 Jul 26 05:23:19 17561 442 -31298 59P t- -0.7611 1.4916 0.4319321.8150.2 - 22S 7W
-0531 Dec 20 20:58:19 17555 442 -31293 26N -a -1.3450 0.3753-0.5955158.8 - - 22N119E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0530 Jan 19 07:11:17 17553 442 -31292 64N a- 1.3073 0.4433-0.5251171.9 - - 23N 31W
-0530 Jun 15 15:20:37 17547 442 -31287 31N -t 1.3293 0.4480-0.6097197.7 - - 22S158W
-0530 Jul 15 06:08:29 17546 442 -31286 69N t- -1.5126 0.1197-0.9539106.8 - - 24S 19W
-0530 Dec 10 11:41:02 17540 441 -31281 36P -a -0.7151 1.5466 0.5451295.2152.8 - 22N103W
-0529 Jun 04 20:49:29 17533 441 -31275 41P -t 0.5167 1.9142 0.9056327.4193.1 - 21S119E
-0529 Nov 29 21:09:23 17526 441 -31269 46T-pp -0.0349 2.8237 1.7649357.1226.1102.221N114E
-0528 May 24 09:28:46 17518 441 -31263 51T-p- -0.2679 2.3454 1.3871320.0207.6 83.420S 71W
-0528 Nov 17 23:19:54 17511 441 -31257 56P t- 0.6692 1.6817 0.5794342.1172.0 - 19N 80E
-0527 Apr 14 19:28:38 17505 441 -31252 23Ne-a 1.5031 0.0753-0.8757 73.4 - - 6S142E
-0527 May 14 02:20:24 17504 441 -31251 61P a- -0.9944 1.0032 0.0632242.2 54.3 - 18S 36E
-0527 Nov 06 22:21:07 17497 440 -31245 66N t- 1.3321 0.4625-0.6342203.0 - - 16N 94E
-0526 Apr 04 09:54:02 17491 440 -31240 33P -a 0.8207 1.3499 0.3542288.0129.6 - 2S 74W
-0526 Sep 27 12:21:21 17483 440 -31234 38P -a -0.8737 1.2594 0.2505280.3110.0 - 2S114W
-0525 Mar 24 17:40:04 17476 440 -31228 43T+pp 0.0780 2.7416 1.6886363.4230.3103.3 1N170E
-0525 Sep 17 02:22:04 17469 440 -31222 48T--p -0.1468 2.5712 1.6058319.4209.6 94.0 5S 37E
-0524 Mar 12 18:53:03 17462 439 -31216 53P t- -0.6716 1.6673 0.5848340.9173.4 - 5N152E
-0524 Sep 05 18:39:58 17454 439 -31210 58P a- 0.5485 1.8335 0.8693300.4179.0 - 9S152E
-0523 Jan 31 05:05:32 17448 439 -31205 25N -t 1.4780 0.1682-0.8758119.3 - - 20N 1E
-0523 Mar 01 19:47:00 17447 439 -31204 63N t- -1.3731 0.3699-0.6921179.1 - - 9N139E
-0523 Jul 27 21:04:26 17441 439 -31199 30N -h -1.4118 0.2800-0.7445151.3 - - 22S118E
-0523 Aug 26 08:34:31 17440 439 -31198 68N h- 1.3026 0.4699-0.5338186.3 - - 12S 56W
-0522 Jan 20 15:23:11 17434 439 -31193 35P -a 0.7132 1.5451 0.5536293.5153.3 - 22N154W
-0522 Jul 17 01:22:48 17427 439 -31187 40P -t -0.7047 1.5988 0.5318332.7165.6 - 23S 52E
-0521 Jan 10 06:31:00 17419 438 -31181 45T+pp 0.0174 2.8095 1.8423319.3210.6 98.223N 22W
-0521 Jul 06 01:48:13 17412 438 -31175 50T+pp 0.0478 2.8040 1.7371372.5234.9105.724S 45E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0521 Dec 30 21:56:30 17405 438 -31169 55P a- -0.6651 1.6317 0.6433296.0161.8 - 23N105E
-0520 Jun 24 05:45:12 17398 438 -31163 60P t- 0.8041 1.3940 0.3714302.6136.5 - 23S 15W
-0520 Nov 19 17:05:59 17392 438 -31158 27N -h 1.5102 0.1247-0.9501105.8 - - 20N173E
-0520 Dec 19 09:03:29 17390 438 -31157 65N h- -1.4072 0.2979-0.7455155.4 - - 22N 63W
-0519 May 15 09:33:20 17384 438 -31152 32P -a -1.0260 0.9497 0.0006239.8 5.5 - 18S 73W
-0519 Jun 13 16:58:11 17383 437 -31151 70Nba- 1.5036 0.0829-0.8851 78.9 - - 21S176E
-0519 Nov 08 17:40:42 17377 437 -31146 37P -t 0.8741 1.3076 0.2016316.6108.0 - 16N164E
-0518 May 05 02:45:46 17370 437 -31140 42T -p -0.2883 2.3004 1.3569312.6203.6 79.914S 29E
-0518 Oct 28 17:16:58 17363 437 -31134 47T+pp 0.1859 2.5593 1.4750367.2227.4 94.512N170E
-0517 Apr 24 18:16:24 17356 437 -31128 52T a- 0.4683 1.9887 1.0087317.9194.2 14.310S158E
-0517 Oct 17 22:55:13 17348 437 -31122 57P a- -0.5161 1.9246 0.8975325.4190.0 - 7N 86E
-0516 Mar 14 13:48:20 17342 436 -31117 24Ne-t -1.5386 0.0692-0.9987 80.4 - - 3N132W
-0516 Apr 13 03:50:17 17341 436 -31116 62N t- 1.2807 0.5267-0.5102206.6 - - 6S 15E
-0516 Sep 07 01:56:52 17335 436 -31111 29N -a 1.4545 0.1683-0.7902108.2 - - 7S 42E
-0516 Oct 06 11:33:17 17334 436 -31110 67N a- -1.1694 0.7007-0.2760212.8 - - 2N103W
-0515 Mar 03 14:02:34 17328 436 -31105 34P -t -0.8362 1.3660 0.2821319.2126.1 - 8N135W
-0515 Aug 27 18:08:16 17321 436 -31099 39P -a 0.7878 1.3976 0.4272279.6136.0 - 12S160E
-0514 Feb 20 16:06:18 17314 436 -31093 44T-pp -0.0907 2.7170 1.6663358.8227.5101.713N165W
-0514 Aug 17 06:40:14 17306 436 -31087 49T+pp 0.0720 2.7345 1.7173345.7222.7101.316S 27W
-0513 Feb 10 01:04:06 17299 435 -31081 54P a- 0.6322 1.6969 0.6993305.9170.2 - 17N 61E
-0513 Aug 06 12:16:07 17292 435 -31075 59P t- -0.6976 1.6109 0.5458331.0166.2 - 20S111W
-0512 Jan 01 05:46:04 17286 435 -31070 26N -a -1.3514 0.3631-0.6066156.4 - - 22N 13W
-0512 Jan 30 15:41:13 17285 435 -31069 64N a- 1.2877 0.4776-0.4873177.6 - - 21N159W
-0512 Jun 25 21:50:03 17279 435 -31064 31N -t 1.4084 0.3024-0.7544164.2 - - 22S104E
-0512 Jul 25 12:45:53 17277 435 -31063 69N t- -1.4406 0.2529-0.8227153.4 - - 23S119W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
-0512 Dec 20 20:22:51 17271 435 -31058 36P -a -0.7195 1.5394 0.5364295.7152.1 - 23N127E
-0511 Jun 15 03:44:15 17264 435 -31052 41P -t 0.5941 1.7708 0.7650319.4181.2 - 23S 14E
-0511 Dec 10 05:32:32 17257 434 -31046 46T-pp -0.0360 2.8229 1.7616358.4226.6102.423N 12W
-0510 Jun 04 16:45:50 17250 434 -31040 51T-p- -0.1909 2.4855 1.5296321.4210.9 92.222S178E
-0510 Nov 29 07:23:44 17243 434 -31034 56P t- 0.6658 1.6887 0.5850343.0172.8 - 21N 41W
-0509 May 25 09:45:08 17235 434 -31028 61P a- -0.9211 1.1375 0.1977254.2 94.3 - 20S 77W
-0509 Nov 18 06:26:30 17228 434 -31022 66N t- 1.3253 0.4748-0.6212205.1 - - 19N 28W
-0508 Apr 14 17:10:59 17222 433 -31017 33P -a 0.8901 1.2232 0.2263279.2105.9 - 6S174E
-0508 Oct 07 20:40:31 17215 433 -31011 38P -a -0.8888 1.2315 0.2229277.2103.8 - 3N120E
-0507 Apr 04 00:37:21 17208 433 -31005 43T+pp 0.1446 2.6194 1.5665363.3229.2 99.7 3S 64E
-0507 Sep 27 10:46:35 17201 433 -30999 48T--p -0.1711 2.5274 1.5603318.6208.5 92.0 1S 91W
-0506 Mar 24 01:44:21 17194 433 -30993 53P t- -0.6095 1.7795 0.7003347.0186.1 - 1N 48E
-0506 Sep 17 02:54:51 17186 433 -30987 58P a- 0.5185 1.8908 0.9222303.6182.9 - 4S 27E
-0505 Feb 11 12:56:44 17180 432 -30982 25N -t 1.5015 0.1219-0.9157101.5 - - 17N117W
-0505 Mar 13 03:00:13 17179 432 -30981 63N t- -1.3194 0.4653-0.5906198.2 - - 5N 29E
-0505 Aug 08 04:17:14 17173 432 -30976 30N -h -1.4744 0.1682-0.8625119.1 - - 20S 9E
-0505 Sep 06 16:23:41 17172 432 -30975 68N h- 1.2684 0.5358-0.4743198.6 - - 8S175W
-0504 Jan 31 23:44:19 17166 432 -30970 35P -a 0.7316 1.5088 0.5225290.2149.4 - 20N 80E
-0504 Jul 27 08:05:01 17159 432 -30964 40P -t -0.7767 1.4690 0.3976324.7146.5 - 22S 49W
-0503 Jan 20 15:07:30 17152 432 -30958 45T+pp 0.0325 2.7805 1.8157319.0210.6 98.121N152W
-0503 Jul 16 08:23:57 17145 431 -30952 50T-pp -0.0294 2.8380 1.7705372.1234.7105.923S 54W
-0502 Jan 10 06:33:57 17137 431 -30946 55P a- -0.6576 1.6457 0.6570297.5163.5 - 22N 24W
-0502 Jul 05 12:39:38 17130 431 -30940 60P h- 0.7260 1.5364 0.5156311.2156.8 - 23S119W
-0502 Dec 01 01:21:45 17124 431 -30935 27N -h 1.5157 0.1161-0.9615102.5 - - 23N 49E
-0502 Dec 30 17:26:12 17123 431 -30934 65N h- -1.4059 0.3011-0.7438156.7 - - 22N171E
-0501 May 26 16:54:24 17117 431 -30929 32N -a -1.0977 0.8172-0.1298225.0 - - 21S175E
-0501 Jun 25 00:14:29 17116 431 -30928 70N a- 1.4278 0.2213-0.7450126.9 - - 22S 66E
-0501 Nov 20 01:41:13 17110 431 -30923 37P -t 0.8791 1.2991 0.1920316.1105.6 - 19N 43E
-0500 May 15 10:10:13 17101 430 -30917 42T -a -0.3626 2.1643 1.2205309.7198.7 65.918S 83W
-0500 Nov 08 01:24:50 17093 430 -30911 47T+pp 0.1912 2.5492 1.4658366.1226.7 93.815N 47E

Statistics for Lunar Eclipses: -0599 to -0500 (600 BCE to 501 BCE)

During the 6th century BCE [1], Earth experienced 255 lunar eclipses. The following table shows the number of eclipses of each type over this period.

Lunar Eclipses: -0599 - -0500
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 255100.0%
PenumbralN 95 37.3%
PartialP 100 39.2%
TotalT 60 23.5%

Total eclipses can be further classified as either central or non-central:

  • Central - Some portion of the Moon passes directly through the center of Earth’s umbral shadow.
    These are the deepest and longest type of lunar eclipse.
  • Non-Central - The Moon passes completely within Earth’s umbral shadow but misses the center of the umbra.

The statistical distribution of these classes during the 6th century BCE appears in the following table.

Total Eclipses
Classification Number Percent
All 60100.0%
Central 49 81.7%
Non-Central 11 18.3%

There are two to five lunar eclipses in every calendar year. Statistics for the number of eclipses each year during the century are listed below.

Number of Eclipses Per Year
Number of Eclipses Per Year Number of Years
2 64
3 19
4 15
5 2

The lunar eclipses with the longest and shortest durations, and with the largest and smallest magnitudes appear in the following two tables.

Extreme Durations of Lunar Eclipses
Extrema Type Date Duration
Longest Total Lunar Eclipse -0503 Jul 1601h45m53s
Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse -0517 Apr 2400h14m19s
Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse -0576 Jun 1403h27m22s
Shortest Partial Lunar Eclipse -0519 May 1500h05m28s
Longest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -0584 May 1304h31m11s
Shortest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -0581 Sep 0600h23m16s
 
Extreme Magnitudes of Lunar Eclipses
Extrema Type Date Umbral Magnitude Penumbral Magnitude
Largest Total Lunar Eclipse -0594 Nov 271.86920 -
Smallest Total Lunar Eclipse -0517 Apr 241.00867 -
Largest Partial Lunar Eclipse -0576 Jun 140.98691 -
Smallest Partial Lunar Eclipse -0519 May 150.00062 -
Largest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -0574 May 23 - 0.94004
Smallest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -0581 Sep 06 - 0.00583

When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses, the series is known as a tetrad. The are no tetrads occurring during this century.

During the century, 1 Saros series begin and 3 Saros series end. The table below gives the Saros series, number of eclipses in the series, the calendar date and whether it is the first or last eclipse in the series.

First or Last Eclipse in Saros Series
Saros Series Number of Eclipses Date Pernumbral Magnitude First/Last
28 75 -0581 Sep 06 0.0058Last
23 74 -0527 Apr 14 0.0753Last
70 72 -0519 Jun 13 0.0829First
24 86 -0516 Mar 14 0.0692Last

The years containing five lunar eclipses are as follows: -559, -512.

There are two lunar eclipses in the same same calendar month as follows: -599 Mar, -512 Jan, -502 Dec.

Footnotes

[1] The terms BCE and CE are abbreviations for "Before Common Era" and "Common Era," respectively. They are the secular equivalents to the BC and AD dating conventions. (See: Year Dating Conventions)

[2] Greatest eclipse is defined as the instant when the center of the Moon passes closest to the axis of Earth's shadows.

Links to Additional Lunar Eclipse Information

Calendar

The Gregorian calendar (also called the Western calendar) is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582. On this website, the Gregorian calendar is used for all calendar dates from 1582 Oct 15 onwards. Before that date, the Julian calendar is used. For more information on this topic, see Calendar Dates.

The Julian calendar does not include the year 0. Thus the year 1 BCE is followed by the year 1 CE (See: BCE/CE Dating Conventions). This is awkward for arithmetic calculations. Years in this catalog are numbered astronomically and include the year 0. Historians should note there is a difference of one year between astronomical dates and BCE dates. Thus, the astronomical year 0 corresponds to 1 BCE, and astronomical year -1 corresponds to 2 BCE, etc..

Eclipse Predictions

The eclipse predictions presented here were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates have been calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass.

The largest uncertainty in the eclipse predictions is caused by fluctuations in Earth's rotation due primarily to tidal friction of the Moon. The resultant drift in apparent clock time is expressed as ΔT and is determined as follows:

  1. pre-1950's: ΔT calculated from empirical fits to historical records derived by Morrison and Stephenson (2004)
  2. 1955-present: ΔT obtained from published observations
  3. future: ΔT is extrapolated from current values weighted by the long term trend from tidal effects

A series of polynomial expressions have been derived to simplify the evaluation of ΔT for any time from -2999 to +3000. The uncertainty in ΔT over this period can be estimated from scatter in the measurements.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

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