Key to Saros Catalog of Lunar Eclipses
Fred Espenak
Each line in the Saros Catalog of Lunar Eclipses corresponds to a single lunar eclipse and provides concise parameters to characterize the eclipse. The calendar date and Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) of the instant of Greatest Eclipse are given along with the adopted value of ΔT. The Lunation Number and the Saros series are listed along with the eclipse type (N=Penumbral, P=Partial, or T=Total). The quincena solar eclipse parameter identifies the type of solar eclipse that precedes and/or succeeds a lunar eclipse. Gamma is the distance from the Moon's center to the axis of Earth's shadow cones at greatest eclipse, while the penumbral eclipse magnitude and umbral eclipse magnitude are defined as the fractions of the Moon's diameter immersed in the penumbral and umbral shadows at that instant. The duration of the penumbral, partial, and total eclipse phases are given in minutes. Finally, the geographic latitude and longitude are given for the location where the Moon lies in the zenith at greatest eclipse. A more detailed description of each field appears in the Key to Catalog of Lunar Eclipses below.
Key to Saros Catalog of Lunar Eclipses  
Parameter  Description 
Seq Num  the sequence number of the eclipse in the Saros series; 
Rel Num  the relative number of the eclipse with respect to the midpoint of the Saros series; 
Calendar Date  the calendar date of the eclipse at the instant of Greatest Eclipse; the Gregorian Calendar is used for dates after 1582 Oct 15, while the older Julian Calendar is used for prior dates; 
TD of Greatest Eclipse  the Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) of the eclipse at the instant of Greatest Eclipse; 
ΔT  a measure of the accumulated clock error due to variations in the rotation period of Earth; ΔT is difference between Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1) (i.e., ΔT = TD  UT1 ); 
ΔT Sigma  a measure of the standard error in ΔT; values of ΔT in the distant past and in the future are extrapolations with an uncertainty reflected in the value of ΔT Sigma; 
Luna Num  the Lunation Number of the synodic month in which the lunar eclipse takes place; 
Ecl Type  the Eclipse Type is a 2character code that describes the classification of an eclipse; The first character describes the kind or category of the eclipse where:

QSE  the Quincena Solar Eclipse parameter identifies the type of solar eclipse that precedes and/or succeeds a lunar eclipse where:

Gamma  the distance (in units of equatorial Earth radii) of the center of the Moon’s disk from the center of Earth’s shadow at the instant of Greatest Eclipse; since this is the instant when the Moon passes closest to the axis of Earth’s umbral shadow, Gamma is, by definition, the minimum distance of the shadow axis from center of the Moon; 
Pen Mag  the Penumbral Eclipse Magnitude is the fraction of the Moon’s diameter occulted by Earth’s penumbral shadow at the instant of Greatest Eclipse; the Penumbral Eclipse Magnitude is less that 1.0 for partial penumbral eclipses (and equal to or greater than 1.0 for total penumbral eclipses); the Penumbral Eclipse Magnitude is equal to or greater than 1.0 for most partial eclipses and for all total eclipses; 
Um Mag  the Umbral Eclipse Magnitude is the fraction of the Moon’s diameter occulted by Earth’s umbral shadow at the instant of Greatest Eclipse; the Umbral Eclipse Magnitude is less that 1.0 for partial eclipses (and less than 0.0 for penumbral eclipses); the Umbral Eclipse Magnitude is equal to or greater than 1.0 for total eclipses; 
Pen Dur  the Penumbral Duration is the elapsed time (hours, minutes, seconds) between the penumbral contacts P1 and P4; this is the duration of the penumbral phase for penumbral eclipses; for partial and total eclipses, this period encompasses the entire eclipse (including all penumbral, partial and total phases); see Contact Times for more information; 
Par Dur  the Partial Duration is the elapsed time (hours, minutes, seconds) between umbral contacts U1 and U4; this is the duration of the partial phase for partial eclipses; for total eclipses, this period encompasses the entire umbral eclipse (including all partial and total phases); see Contact Times for more information; 
Tot Dur  the Total Duration is the elapsed time (hours, minutes, seconds) between umbral contacts U2 and U3; this is the duration of the total phase for total eclipses; see Contact Times for more information; 
Additional Lunar Eclipse Links
 Home  home page of EclipseWise with predictions for both solar and lunar eclipses
 Lunar Eclipses  primary page for lunar eclipse predictions
 Lunar Eclipse Links  detailed directory of links
 Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses  covers the years 2999 to +3000 (3000 BCE to 3000 CE)
 Javascript Lunar Eclipse Explorer  calculate all lunar eclipses visible from a city
 Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses 1501 to 2500  link to the publication
Acknowledgments
Some of the data presented in the Catalog of Lunar Eclipses were previously published in the Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: 1999 to +3000 and the 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 this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:
"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"