Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses

-1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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 -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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
°
-1599 Jun 14 02:40:47 37177 2218 -44509 14T-pp -0.0662 2.7329 1.7399339.2220.9101.422S112E
-1599 Dec 09 04:48:50 37166 2217 -44503 19P t- -0.5712 1.8469 0.7735339.5187.4 - 21N 82E
-1598 Jun 03 17:02:45 37156 2215 -44497 24P a- 0.6843 1.5763 0.6280287.4159.0 - 19S103W
-1598 Nov 28 05:24:10 37145 2214 -44491 29N t- -1.2723 0.5774-0.5296226.8 - - 18N 72E
-1597 Apr 25 03:22:56 37136 2212 -44486 -4N -a -1.0991 0.8198-0.1375228.0 - - 9S103E
-1597 May 24 10:18:33 37134 2212 -44485 34N a- 1.4022 0.2560-0.6862132.3 - - 16S 2W
-1597 Oct 18 11:57:00 37126 2211 -44480 1N -h 1.0653 0.9325-0.1253263.1 - - 5N 27W
-1596 Apr 13 16:17:50 37115 2209 -44474 6T -a -0.3728 2.1782 1.1698336.0208.3 61.8 4S 89W
-1596 Oct 06 21:24:35 37104 2207 -44468 11T -p 0.3241 2.2628 1.2638325.1204.8 72.0 0N168W
-1595 Apr 02 22:01:14 37094 2206 -44462 16T t- 0.4041 2.1469 1.0867356.7213.5 47.1 1N174W
-1595 Sep 26 12:14:56 37083 2204 -44456 21T p- -0.3619 2.1768 1.2106310.6197.1 64.0 5S 30W
-1594 Mar 22 22:35:27 37073 2203 -44450 26N t- 1.1562 0.7742-0.3003255.2 - - 6N179E
-1594 Sep 16 04:00:15 37062 2201 -44444 31N a- -1.0507 0.9195-0.0593239.6 - - 10S 95E
-1593 Feb 10 12:22:46 37053 2200 -44439 -2P -h -0.9395 1.1447 0.1236276.6 80.2 - 18N 27W
-1593 Aug 07 02:41:05 37043 2198 -44433 3P -h 0.9596 1.1207 0.0742284.5 64.4 - 20S114E
-1592 Jan 31 00:46:34 37032 2196 -44427 8T--p -0.1875 2.5010 1.5265322.4209.9 91.321N147E
-1592 Jul 26 04:53:33 37022 2195 -44421 13T+pp 0.2368 2.4630 1.3845371.3228.9 90.022S 81E
-1591 Jan 19 16:44:31 37011 2193 -44415 18P a- 0.5014 1.9196 0.9561302.1183.8 - 23N 93W
-1591 Jul 15 05:23:39 37001 2192 -44409 23P t- -0.5068 1.9594 0.8974349.2200.8 - 24S 72E
-1591 Dec 10 18:51:09 36992 2190 -44404 -10N -a -1.5640 0.0046-1.0276 19.5 - - 20N129W
-1590 Jan 09 07:38:11 36990 2190 -44403 28N a- 1.2135 0.6301-0.3672208.4 - - 25N 42E
-1590 Jun 05 01:42:55 36982 2189 -44398 -5N -a 1.3938 0.2890-0.6879146.2 - - 19S126E
-1590 Jul 04 11:17:05 36980 2188 -44397 33N a- -1.2272 0.6106-0.3981213.3 - - 25S 17W
-1590 Nov 30 00:09:43 36971 2187 -44392 0P -t -0.9413 1.1754 0.0872297.9 71.0 - 18N150E
-1589 May 25 17:21:15 36960 2185 -44386 5P -a 0.6139 1.7021 0.7604291.7170.2 - 17S109W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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
°
-1589 Nov 18 23:36:00 36950 2184 -44380 10T -p -0.2765 2.4047 1.2975373.6225.7 81.416N158E
-1588 May 14 10:36:24 36939 2182 -44374 15T-pp -0.1263 2.6004 1.6516319.9211.8 96.615S 7W
-1588 Nov 07 00:16:45 36929 2181 -44368 20T a- 0.4070 2.1482 1.0749351.4208.8 43.113N147E
-1587 May 04 00:48:09 36918 2179 -44362 25P t- -0.9162 1.1738 0.1801275.1 95.2 - 12S140E
-1587 Oct 27 07:54:09 36908 2177 -44356 30N a- 1.0654 0.9106-0.1040247.2 - - 9N 33E
-1586 Mar 24 17:54:35 36899 2176 -44351 -3N -t 1.0680 0.9342-0.1367274.7 - - 5N112W
-1586 Sep 17 11:39:33 36889 2174 -44345 2P -a -0.9683 1.0629 0.0993248.9 67.7 - 9S 21W
-1585 Mar 13 18:10:13 36878 2173 -44339 7T -p 0.3262 2.2952 1.2242364.2221.5 72.6 9N115W
-1585 Sep 07 02:55:27 36867 2171 -44333 12T -p -0.2949 2.3111 1.3227324.4206.6 78.012S110E
-1584 Mar 01 22:21:35 36857 2170 -44327 17T a- -0.4270 2.0885 1.0605337.9204.1 38.412N177W
-1584 Aug 26 13:16:44 36846 2168 -44321 22T t- 0.4431 2.0653 1.0249339.9202.9 25.015S 45W
-1583 Jan 21 00:03:16 36838 2167 -44316 -11N -a 1.4956 0.0978-0.8706 83.6 - - 24N157E
-1583 Feb 19 09:39:13 36836 2166 -44315 27N a- -1.1254 0.7819-0.1959225.9 - - 15N 13E
-1583 Aug 15 16:32:34 36825 2165 -44309 32N t- 1.2040 0.6895-0.3912242.4 - - 18S 94W
-1582 Jan 10 16:06:50 36817 2163 -44304 -1P -a 0.8306 1.3191 0.3485271.4123.0 - 25N 86W
-1582 Jul 06 01:45:08 36806 2162 -44298 4P -t -0.9407 1.1559 0.1085290.7 78.3 - 25S126E
-1582 Dec 31 05:48:02 36796 2160 -44292 9T+-p 0.1560 2.5793 1.5644337.8216.6 94.924N 68E
-1581 Jun 25 09:48:02 36785 2159 -44286 14T-pp -0.1394 2.5977 1.6066336.8218.6 97.623S 4E
-1581 Dec 20 12:59:06 36775 2157 -44280 19P t- -0.5671 1.8549 0.7805340.8188.5 - 23N 41W
-1580 Jun 14 00:25:33 36764 2155 -44274 24P a- 0.6102 1.7120 0.7643293.9171.2 - 21S144E
-1580 Dec 08 13:23:09 36754 2154 -44268 29N t- -1.2682 0.5847-0.5215228.1 - - 20N 49W
-1579 May 05 10:40:13 36745 2152 -44263 -4N -a -1.1749 0.6814-0.2774211.4 - - 13S 9W
-1579 Jun 03 17:40:34 36743 2152 -44262 34N a- 1.3321 0.3856-0.5584160.7 - - 19S114W
-1579 Oct 28 20:16:51 36734 2151 -44257 1N -h 1.0650 0.9322-0.1240262.2 - - 10N154W
-1578 Apr 24 23:15:20 36724 2149 -44251 6T -h -0.4497 2.0382 1.0277332.7201.3 26.2 8S164E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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
°
-1578 Oct 18 06:00:45 36713 2148 -44245 11T -p 0.3292 2.2531 1.2548324.0203.9 70.8 5N 61E
-1577 Apr 14 04:35:57 36703 2146 -44239 16T pp 0.3269 2.2885 1.2284361.8221.1 73.1 3S 85E
-1577 Oct 07 20:54:36 36692 2144 -44233 21T p- -0.3508 2.1982 1.2300311.2197.8 66.4 0S162W
-1576 Apr 02 05:09:38 36682 2143 -44227 26N t- 1.0822 0.9081-0.1627272.1 - - 2N 78E
-1576 Sep 26 12:26:34 36671 2141 -44221 31N a- -1.0364 0.9481-0.0355243.3 - - 5S 34W
-1575 Feb 20 20:03:54 36663 2140 -44216 -2P -h -0.9765 1.0736 0.0591268.6 55.8 - 15N144W
-1575 Aug 17 10:00:12 36652 2138 -44210 3Nx-h 1.0099 1.0317-0.0212276.8 - - 17S 3E
-1574 Feb 10 08:56:44 36642 2137 -44204 8T--p -0.2185 2.4416 1.4721320.5208.3 88.318N 23E
-1574 Aug 06 11:45:06 36631 2135 -44198 13T -p 0.2974 2.3538 1.2713369.5224.9 78.921S 23W
-1573 Jan 31 01:08:40 36621 2134 -44192 18T a- 0.4778 1.9617 1.0004303.7186.7 3.022N140E
-1573 Jul 26 12:14:50 36610 2132 -44186 23T t- -0.4395 2.0831 1.0205353.5208.8 23.323S 31W
-1572 Jan 20 15:58:55 36600 2130 -44180 28N a- 1.1993 0.6561-0.3413212.7 - - 24N 84W
-1572 Jun 15 08:54:10 36591 2129 -44175 -5N -a 1.4609 0.1649-0.8100111.3 - - 21S 17E
-1572 Jul 14 18:29:21 36589 2129 -44174 33N a- -1.1588 0.7356-0.2720230.3 - - 25S126W
-1572 Dec 10 08:16:16 36581 2127 -44169 0P -t -0.9479 1.1638 0.0746297.5 65.9 - 21N 28E
-1571 Jun 05 00:44:56 36570 2126 -44163 5P -a 0.6873 1.5674 0.6260284.4157.7 - 20S139E
-1571 Nov 29 07:36:49 36560 2124 -44157 10T -p -0.2801 2.3975 1.2914373.1225.3 80.719N 36E
-1570 May 25 17:55:43 36549 2123 -44151 15T-pp -0.0508 2.7399 1.7891321.6213.5 99.718S119W
-1570 Nov 18 08:33:43 36539 2121 -44145 20T a- 0.4043 2.1519 1.0811350.4208.6 44.616N 21E
-1569 May 15 07:46:22 36528 2120 -44139 25P t- -0.8410 1.3132 0.3164287.7124.2 - 15S 33E
-1569 Nov 07 16:33:28 36518 2118 -44133 30N a- 1.0616 0.9165-0.0961247.0 - - 13N 99W
-1568 Apr 04 00:28:24 36509 2117 -44128 -3N -t 1.1448 0.7925-0.2771257.0 - - 1N147E
-1568 Sep 27 20:13:08 36499 2115 -44122 2P -a -0.9849 1.0340 0.0675246.5 56.1 - 4S151W
-1567 Mar 24 00:54:33 36488 2113 -44116 7T -t 0.3949 2.1668 1.1007359.2214.9 50.7 5N141E
-1567 Sep 17 11:10:31 36478 2112 -44110 12T -p -0.3189 2.2698 1.2759324.8205.3 73.4 8S 15W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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
°
-1566 Mar 13 05:39:56 36467 2110 -44104 17T a- -0.3698 2.1902 1.1687339.4209.2 61.8 8N 71E
-1566 Sep 06 20:59:36 36457 2109 -44098 22T p- 0.4114 2.1267 1.0798343.7206.7 44.011S163W
-1565 Feb 01 08:24:16 36448 2107 -44093 -11N -a 1.5177 0.0551-0.9090 62.9 - - 22N 31E
-1565 Mar 02 17:30:17 36446 2107 -44092 27N a- -1.0788 0.8646-0.1076234.7 - - 11N107W
-1565 Aug 26 23:43:07 36436 2106 -44086 32N t- 1.1600 0.7728-0.3129255.1 - - 15S156E
-1564 Jan 22 00:36:26 36427 2104 -44081 -1P -a 0.8501 1.2826 0.3134269.0117.4 - 23N147E
-1564 Jul 16 08:37:05 36417 2103 -44075 4Nx-t -1.0067 1.0347-0.0125277.8 - - 25S 22E
-1563 Jan 10 14:09:33 36406 2101 -44069 9T+-p 0.1696 2.5545 1.5391338.5216.7 94.024N 58W
-1563 Jul 05 17:02:40 36396 2099 -44063 14T-pp -0.2074 2.4723 1.4826333.8215.3 91.524S105W
-1563 Dec 30 21:03:19 36385 2098 -44057 19P t- -0.5585 1.8710 0.7962342.5190.3 - 23N163W
-1562 Jun 25 07:53:10 36375 2096 -44051 24P a- 0.5398 1.8412 0.8935299.3180.8 - 23S 31E
-1562 Dec 19 21:18:20 36365 2095 -44045 29N t- -1.2608 0.5974-0.5073230.3 - - 22N168W
-1561 May 16 17:55:56 36356 2093 -44040 -4N -a -1.2513 0.5424-0.4186191.8 - - 16S120W
-1561 Jun 15 01:04:42 36354 2093 -44039 34N a- 1.2638 0.5121-0.4343183.3 - - 21S133E
-1561 Nov 09 04:39:57 36345 2092 -44034 1N -h 1.0626 0.9354-0.1185261.7 - - 14N 79E
-1560 May 05 06:06:58 36335 2090 -44028 6P -h -0.5302 1.8918 0.8786328.3191.9 - 12S 58E
-1560 Oct 28 14:42:06 36325 2089 -44022 11T -p 0.3306 2.2500 1.2528323.0203.4 70.4 9N 71W
-1559 Apr 24 11:04:31 36314 2087 -44016 16T+pp 0.2452 2.4387 1.3781366.1227.3 89.2 7S 15W
-1559 Oct 18 05:39:32 36304 2086 -44010 21T p- -0.3440 2.2114 1.2417311.6198.2 67.8 4N 65E
-1558 Apr 13 11:38:51 36293 2084 -44004 26Nxt- 1.0034 1.0508-0.0166287.8 - - 3S 22W
-1558 Oct 07 20:59:28 36283 2082 -43998 31N a- -1.0279 0.9660-0.0221245.9 - - 1S164W
-1557 Mar 04 03:37:10 36274 2081 -43993 -2N -h -1.0205 0.9894-0.0183258.9 - - 11N101E
-1557 Aug 28 17:27:13 36264 2080 -43987 3N -h 1.0527 0.9565-0.1030269.8 - - 14S110W
-1556 Feb 21 16:58:19 36253 2078 -43981 8T--p -0.2572 2.3681 1.4037318.2206.2 83.815N 99W
-1556 Aug 16 18:46:05 36243 2076 -43975 13T -t 0.3499 2.2596 1.1730367.6220.5 65.218S130W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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
°
-1555 Feb 10 09:22:46 36232 2075 -43969 18T a- 0.4463 2.0185 1.0595305.8190.3 35.819N 15E
-1555 Aug 05 19:17:02 36222 2073 -43963 23T t- -0.3806 2.1916 1.1282356.4214.5 56.221S138W
-1554 Jan 31 00:11:01 36211 2072 -43957 28N a- 1.1792 0.6929-0.3043218.4 - - 22N153E
-1554 Jun 26 16:10:13 36203 2070 -43952 -5Ne-a 1.5247 0.0470-0.9264 59.8 - - 22S 93W
-1554 Jul 26 01:49:52 36201 2070 -43951 33N a- -1.0960 0.8506-0.1564243.9 - - 24S123E
-1554 Dec 21 16:19:25 36192 2069 -43946 0P -t -0.9566 1.1480 0.0585296.6 58.6 - 22N 94W
-1553 Jun 16 08:10:18 36182 2067 -43940 5P -a 0.7592 1.4357 0.4939276.3142.8 - 21S 26E
-1553 Dec 10 15:36:56 36172 2066 -43934 10T -p -0.2849 2.3878 1.2835372.4224.9 79.821N 84W
-1552 Jun 05 01:13:35 36161 2064 -43928 15T+pp 0.0256 2.7876 1.8341322.7214.1100.220S130E
-1552 Nov 28 16:52:50 36151 2062 -43922 20T a- 0.4025 2.1536 1.0861349.2208.3 45.820N104W
-1551 May 25 14:42:42 36140 2061 -43916 25P t- -0.7650 1.4547 0.4542299.2146.2 - 18S 73W
-1551 Nov 18 01:14:44 36130 2059 -43910 30N a- 1.0587 0.9205-0.0895246.6 - - 17N129E
-1550 Apr 15 06:57:44 36121 2058 -43905 -3N -t 1.2246 0.6457-0.4229235.5 - - 3S 47E
-1550 Oct 09 04:52:35 36111 2056 -43899 2P -a -0.9967 1.0137 0.0444244.9 45.6 - 0S 77E
-1549 Apr 04 07:34:19 36100 2055 -43893 7P -t 0.4679 2.0305 0.9691353.0206.4 - 1N 39E
-1549 Sep 28 19:31:52 36090 2053 -43887 12T -p -0.3372 2.2389 1.2395325.4204.3 69.4 4S143W
-1548 Mar 23 12:52:43 36080 2052 -43881 17T a- -0.3069 2.3026 1.2874340.7213.7 77.3 4N 40W
-1548 Sep 17 04:50:06 36069 2050 -43875 22T p- 0.3865 2.1757 1.1224347.0209.5 53.9 7S 78E
-1547 Mar 13 01:13:20 36059 2049 -43869 27N a- -1.0246 0.9613-0.0056244.1 - - 8N135E
-1547 Sep 06 07:04:12 36048 2047 -43863 32N t- 1.1242 0.8408-0.2496264.9 - - 11S 44E
-1546 Feb 01 08:57:00 36040 2046 -43858 -1P -a 0.8774 1.2319 0.2641265.5108.7 - 22N 21E
-1546 Jul 27 15:38:58 36029 2044 -43852 4N -t -1.0655 0.9266-0.1204265.1 - - 23S 84W
-1545 Jan 21 22:22:07 36019 2043 -43846 9T+-p 0.1903 2.5168 1.5011339.1216.6 92.423N178E
-1545 Jul 17 00:24:46 36009 2041 -43840 14T--p -0.2704 2.3562 1.3674330.5211.4 83.224S143E
-1544 Jan 11 04:58:36 35998 2040 -43834 19P t- -0.5432 1.8990 0.8244344.6193.2 - 23N 78E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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
°
-1544 Jul 05 15:25:11 35988 2038 -43828 24T a- 0.4726 1.9648 1.0165303.8188.4 19.223S 83W
-1544 Dec 30 05:07:55 35977 2036 -43822 29N t- -1.2486 0.6186-0.4838233.7 - - 23N 74E
-1543 May 27 01:09:14 35969 2035 -43817 -4N -a -1.3288 0.4017-0.5623167.9 - - 19S130E
-1543 Jun 25 08:31:23 35967 2035 -43816 34N a- 1.1978 0.6347-0.3148202.0 - - 22S 20E
-1543 Nov 19 13:06:01 35958 2034 -43811 1N -h 1.0589 0.9408-0.1102261.4 - - 17N 49W
-1542 May 16 12:55:10 35948 2032 -43805 6P -h -0.6125 1.7423 0.7260322.5179.7 - 16S 46W
-1542 Nov 08 23:28:08 35938 2030 -43799 11T -p 0.3289 2.2522 1.2566322.2203.1 70.713N155E
-1541 May 05 17:27:30 35927 2029 -43793 16T+pp 0.1593 2.5966 1.5353369.4231.9 99.511S114W
-1541 Oct 29 14:29:50 35917 2027 -43787 21T p- -0.3417 2.2164 1.2454311.7198.3 68.2 9N 70W
-1540 Apr 23 18:03:42 35906 2026 -43781 26P t- 0.9201 1.2022 0.1380302.2 89.7 - 7S121W
-1540 Oct 18 05:37:45 35896 2024 -43775 31N a- -1.0244 0.9745-0.0178247.5 - - 4N 64E
-1539 Mar 14 11:04:20 35887 2023 -43770 -2N -h -1.0704 0.8947-0.1066247.5 - - 7N 13W
-1539 Sep 08 01:02:18 35877 2021 -43764 3N -h 1.0880 0.8949-0.1708263.8 - - 10S134E
-1538 Mar 04 00:54:10 35867 2020 -43758 8T -p -0.3011 2.2853 1.3255315.5203.4 77.312N140E
-1538 Aug 28 01:55:17 35856 2018 -43752 13T -t 0.3955 2.1779 1.0875365.5216.0 47.715S121E
-1537 Feb 21 17:30:07 35846 2017 -43746 18T p- 0.4093 2.0852 1.1283308.1194.0 51.516N108W
-1537 Aug 17 02:29:09 35836 2015 -43740 23T t- -0.3291 2.2865 1.2222358.4218.5 71.519S113E
-1536 Feb 11 08:12:40 35825 2014 -43734 28N a- 1.1514 0.7439-0.2532225.9 - - 20N 31E
-1536 Aug 05 09:20:36 35815 2012 -43728 33N a- -1.0404 0.9524-0.0542254.5 - - 22S 10E
-1535 Jan 01 00:14:34 35806 2011 -43723 0P -t -0.9711 1.1211 0.0319294.5 43.5 - 23N147E
-1535 Jun 26 15:41:00 35796 2009 -43717 5P -a 0.8269 1.3118 0.3690267.9125.7 - 23S 88W
-1535 Dec 20 23:31:32 35786 2008 -43711 10T -p -0.2943 2.3692 1.2676371.4224.1 78.023N157E
-1534 Jun 16 08:34:28 35775 2006 -43705 15T+pp 0.0988 2.6549 1.6981323.2213.6 98.222S 18E
-1534 Dec 10 01:10:38 35765 2005 -43699 20T a- 0.3988 2.1582 1.0947348.0208.3 47.822N130E
-1533 Jun 05 21:36:52 35754 2003 -43693 25P t- -0.6880 1.5981 0.5933309.7164.1 - 21S178W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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
°
-1533 Nov 29 09:57:20 35744 2001 -43687 30N a- 1.0564 0.9232-0.0838246.1 - - 20N 3W
-1532 Apr 25 13:19:42 35735 2000 -43682 -3N -t 1.3092 0.4902-0.5779208.5 - - 7S 51W
-1532 May 25 03:38:30 35734 2000 -43681 35N t- -1.5077 0.1188-0.9352104.6 - - 19S 91E
-1532 Oct 19 13:38:44 35725 1999 -43676 2P -a -1.0033 1.0028 0.0311244.1 38.3 - 4N 57W
-1531 Apr 14 14:07:45 35715 1997 -43670 7P -t 0.5465 1.8840 0.8269345.5195.3 - 4S 62W
-1531 Oct 09 04:00:38 35704 1995 -43664 12T -p -0.3488 2.2203 1.2158326.2203.8 66.5 1N 88E
-1530 Apr 03 20:00:28 35694 1994 -43658 17T-p- -0.2385 2.4250 1.4159341.6217.4 88.5 0N150W
-1530 Sep 28 12:47:06 35684 1992 -43652 22T p- 0.3676 2.2135 1.1541349.7211.7 59.9 3S 44W
-1529 Mar 24 08:51:09 35673 1991 -43646 27P a- -0.9655 1.0672 0.1053253.4 70.8 - 4N 18E
-1529 Sep 17 14:33:27 35663 1989 -43640 32N t- 1.0949 0.8968-0.1980272.6 - - 7S 70W
-1528 Feb 12 17:08:58 35654 1988 -43635 -1P -a 0.9114 1.1688 0.2024260.8 96.2 - 19N103W
-1528 Aug 06 22:50:04 35644 1986 -43629 4N -t -1.1176 0.8311-0.2161252.7 - - 22S167E
-1527 Feb 01 06:25:51 35634 1985 -43623 9T+-p 0.2175 2.4669 1.4511339.4216.0 89.821N 57E
-1527 Jul 27 07:55:35 35623 1983 -43617 14T -p -0.3268 2.2524 1.2641327.0206.9 72.923S 30E
-1526 Jan 21 12:45:23 35613 1982 -43611 19P t- -0.5215 1.9385 0.8644347.2196.9 - 22N 39W
-1526 Jul 16 23:04:22 35603 1980 -43605 24T a- 0.4110 2.0784 1.1289307.3194.2 51.723S162E
-1525 Jan 10 12:51:09 35592 1979 -43599 29N t- -1.2311 0.6492-0.4502238.5 - - 23N 42W
-1525 Jun 07 08:22:12 35584 1977 -43594 -4N -a -1.4057 0.2623-0.7051138.0 - - 22S 20E
-1525 Jul 06 16:01:28 35582 1977 -43593 34N a- 1.1349 0.7519-0.2012217.9 - - 23S 94W
-1525 Nov 30 21:32:36 35574 1976 -43588 1N -h 1.0556 0.9451-0.1024260.8 - - 21N177W
-1524 May 26 19:41:04 35563 1974 -43582 6P -t -0.6958 1.5914 0.5713315.4164.1 - 19S150W
-1524 Nov 19 08:15:06 35553 1973 -43576 11T -p 0.3272 2.2544 1.2609321.3202.8 71.117N 22E
-1523 May 15 23:48:12 35543 1971 -43570 16T+pp 0.0718 2.7578 1.6952371.7234.6105.115S149E
-1523 Nov 08 23:22:49 35532 1970 -43564 21T p- -0.3412 2.2176 1.2458311.8198.3 68.213N155E
-1522 May 05 00:26:29 35522 1968 -43558 26P t- 0.8342 1.3584 0.2969315.0128.4 - 11S140E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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
°
-1522 Oct 29 14:19:33 35512 1967 -43552 31N a- -1.0243 0.9765-0.0195248.5 - - 8N 69W
-1521 Mar 25 18:25:25 35503 1965 -43547 -2N -h -1.1259 0.7897-0.2055233.9 - - 3N126W
-1521 Apr 24 04:56:39 35501 1965 -43546 36Nbh- 1.5464 0.0298-0.9884 50.4 - - 6S 74E
-1521 Sep 19 08:45:37 35493 1964 -43541 3N -h 1.1156 0.8472-0.2245259.0 - - 6S 16E
-1520 Mar 14 08:40:38 35482 1962 -43535 8T -p -0.3532 2.1873 1.2320312.2199.6 67.3 8N 21E
-1520 Sep 07 09:15:21 35472 1961 -43529 13T -t 0.4320 2.1128 1.0186363.7211.9 22.511S 9E
-1519 Mar 04 01:27:51 35462 1959 -43523 18T p- 0.3646 2.1663 1.2112310.7198.1 64.512N130E
-1519 Aug 27 09:52:35 35451 1958 -43517 23T p- -0.2860 2.3660 1.3009359.6221.2 80.615S 0E
-1518 Feb 21 16:05:11 35441 1956 -43511 28N a- 1.1169 0.8071-0.1899234.5 - - 16N 89W
-1518 Aug 16 17:01:27 35431 1955 -43505 33P a- -0.9921 1.0409 0.0345262.7 42.4 - 19S107W
-1517 Jan 12 08:03:46 35422 1953 -43500 0Nx-t -0.9900 1.0861-0.0022291.4 - - 23N 30E
-1517 Jul 07 23:14:58 35412 1952 -43494 5P -a 0.8921 1.1932 0.2487259.0105.0 - 23S158E
-1516 Jan 01 07:23:12 35401 1950 -43488 10T -p -0.3064 2.3454 1.2471370.1223.1 75.524N 38E
-1516 Jun 26 15:57:08 35391 1949 -43482 15T+-p 0.1698 2.5267 1.5658323.0212.0 93.923S 94W
-1516 Dec 20 09:26:01 35381 1947 -43476 20T a- 0.3925 2.1675 1.1087346.8208.5 50.924N 6E
-1515 Jun 16 04:32:43 35371 1946 -43470 25P t- -0.6132 1.7377 0.7280319.0178.4 - 23S 77E
-1515 Dec 09 18:39:11 35360 1944 -43464 30N a- 1.0533 0.9270-0.0763245.6 - - 23N134W
-1514 May 06 19:39:44 35352 1943 -43459 -3N -t 1.3947 0.3331-0.7347174.5 - - 11S149W
-1514 Jun 05 10:04:03 35350 1943 -43458 35N t- -1.4273 0.2679-0.7890155.3 - - 22S 7W
-1514 Oct 30 22:27:45 35341 1941 -43453 2P -a -1.0076 0.9959 0.0221243.8 32.3 - 9N169E
-1513 Apr 25 20:39:26 35331 1940 -43447 7P -t 0.6271 1.7341 0.6811336.6181.3 - 8S163W
-1513 Oct 20 12:33:36 35321 1938 -43441 12T -p -0.3564 2.2086 1.1994327.2203.6 64.4 5N 43W
-1512 Apr 14 03:03:47 35311 1937 -43435 17T-pp -0.1652 2.5567 1.5531341.9220.1 96.3 4S102E
-1512 Oct 08 20:50:44 35300 1935 -43429 22T p- 0.3547 2.2397 1.1749352.0213.2 63.5 1N167W
-1511 Apr 03 16:23:08 35290 1934 -43423 27P a- -0.9008 1.1838 0.2263262.6101.8 - 1S 97W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 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
°
-1511 Sep 27 22:10:56 35280 1932 -43417 32N t- 1.0722 0.9404-0.1583278.4 - - 3S173E
-1510 Feb 23 01:11:32 35271 1931 -43412 -1P -a 0.9530 1.0918 0.1266254.6 77.1 - 16N134E
-1510 Aug 18 06:13:02 35261 1929 -43406 4N -t -1.1609 0.7518-0.2956241.6 - - 19S 55E
-1509 Feb 12 14:18:59 35251 1928 -43400 9T+-p 0.2528 2.4022 1.3863339.3214.9 85.518N 63W
-1509 Aug 07 15:35:18 35240 1926 -43394 14T -p -0.3769 2.1605 1.1723323.5202.3 60.521S 86W
-1508 Feb 01 20:21:45 35230 1925 -43388 19P t- -0.4917 1.9926 0.9195350.3201.5 - 20N154W
-1508 Jul 27 06:50:36 35220 1923 -43382 24T p- 0.3549 2.1822 1.2310310.1198.6 66.922S 44E
-1507 Jan 20 20:25:28 35209 1922 -43376 29N t- -1.2060 0.6935-0.4024245.1 - - 22N156W
-1507 Jun 17 15:36:26 35201 1921 -43371 -4N -a -1.4808 0.1267-0.8449 97.5 - - 24S 90W
-1507 Jul 16 23:37:18 35199 1920 -43370 34N a- 1.0769 0.8605-0.0968231.1 - - 22S152E
-1507 Dec 11 05:59:16 35191 1919 -43365 1N -h 1.0534 0.9470-0.0963260.0 - - 23N 56E
-1506 Jun 07 02:25:35 35180 1918 -43359 6P -t -0.7790 1.4410 0.4166307.0144.0 - 21S108E
-1506 Nov 30 17:03:23 35170 1916 -43353 11T -p 0.3250 2.2571 1.2662320.5202.6 71.620N111W
-1505 May 27 06:06:56 35160 1915 -43347 16T-pp -0.0171 2.8589 1.7949372.7235.5106.518S 52E
-1505 Nov 20 08:17:48 35150 1913 -43341 21T p- -0.3428 2.2150 1.2428311.9198.2 67.916N 20E
-1504 May 15 06:47:36 35139 1911 -43335 26P t- 0.7461 1.5189 0.4598326.2155.5 - 14S 43E
-1504 Nov 08 23:04:22 35129 1910 -43329 31N a- -1.0273 0.9726-0.0266248.9 - - 12N158E
-1503 Apr 05 01:42:35 35120 1909 -43324 -2N -h -1.1854 0.6777-0.3118218.1 - - 2S122E
-1503 May 04 11:47:38 35119 1908 -43323 36N h- 1.4664 0.1742-0.8393119.9 - - 10S 32W
-1503 Sep 29 16:35:02 35110 1907 -43318 3N -h 1.1375 0.8099-0.2673255.1 - - 2S104W
-1502 Mar 25 16:22:55 35100 1906 -43312 8T -a -0.4094 2.0823 1.1310308.4194.8 52.2 3N 97W
-1502 Sep 18 16:44:17 35090 1904 -43306 13P -t 0.4613 2.0608 0.9634362.0208.2 - 7S105W
-1501 Mar 15 09:18:14 35079 1903 -43300 18T p- 0.3140 2.2584 1.3048313.3202.1 75.2 8N 10E
-1501 Sep 07 17:26:24 35069 1901 -43294 23T-p- -0.2507 2.4312 1.3655360.1222.9 86.512S115W
-1500 Mar 03 23:47:18 35059 1900 -43288 28N a- 1.0748 0.8845-0.1127244.3 - - 13N154E
-1500 Aug 27 00:53:17 35049 1898 -43282 33P a- -0.9520 1.1145 0.1081268.8 74.0 - 16S134E

Statistics for Lunar Eclipses: -1599 to -1500 (1600 BCE to 1501 BCE)

During the 16th century BCE [1], Earth experienced 226 lunar eclipses. The following table shows the number of eclipses of each type over this period.

Lunar Eclipses: -1599 - -1500
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 226100.0%
PenumbralN 85 37.6%
PartialP 54 23.9%
TotalT 87 38.5%

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 16th century BCE appears in the following table.

Total Eclipses
Classification Number Percent
All 87100.0%
Central 25 28.7%
Non-Central 62 71.3%

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 79
3 16
4 5
5 0

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 -1505 May 2701h46m28s
Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse -1573 Jan 3100h03m01s
Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse -1502 Sep 1803h28m12s
Shortest Partial Lunar Eclipse -1514 Oct 3000h32m20s
Longest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -1517 Jan 1204h51m22s
Shortest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -1591 Dec 1000h19m30s
 
Extreme Magnitudes of Lunar Eclipses
Extrema Type Date Umbral Magnitude Penumbral Magnitude
Largest Total Lunar Eclipse -1552 Jun 051.83409 -
Smallest Total Lunar Eclipse -1573 Jan 311.00041 -
Largest Partial Lunar Eclipse -1549 Apr 040.96908 -
Smallest Partial Lunar Eclipse -1514 Oct 300.02212 -
Largest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -1517 Jan 12 - 1.08606
Smallest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -1591 Dec 10 - 0.00457

When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses, the series is known as a tetrad. The following table lists the dates of all total eclipses in the 8 tetrads occurring during this century.

Lunar Eclipse Tetrad Series
Series Number First Eclipse Second Eclipse Third Eclipse Fourth Eclipse
1 -1596 Apr 13 -1596 Oct 06 -1595 Apr 02 -1595 Sep 26
2 -1585 Mar 13 -1585 Sep 07 -1584 Mar 01 -1584 Aug 26
3 -1578 Apr 24 -1578 Oct 18 -1577 Apr 14 -1577 Oct 07
4 -1574 Feb 10 -1574 Aug 06 -1573 Jan 31 -1573 Jul 26
5 -1567 Mar 24 -1567 Sep 17 -1566 Mar 13 -1566 Sep 06
6 -1556 Feb 21 -1556 Aug 16 -1555 Feb 10 -1555 Aug 05
7 -1538 Mar 04 -1538 Aug 28 -1537 Feb 21 -1537 Aug 17
8 -1520 Mar 14 -1520 Sep 07 -1519 Mar 04 -1519 Aug 27

During the century, 1 Saros series begin and 1 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
-5 73 -1554 Jun 26 0.0470Last
36 73 -1521 Apr 24 0.0298First

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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