Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses

-2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses is organized into a series of sixty 100-year web pages, each one covering a century of solar eclipses. The 100-year table below covers the period -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE) [1]. The date and time of each eclipse is given for the instant of Greatest Eclipse. 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 Solar Eclipses.

For an explanation of how eclipses are classified, see Solar 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 Solar Eclipses. To select a different century, visit the Index to Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses.

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)

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
-2499-Apr-2114:02:00 59349 6087 -55642 -21 A -t -0.9456 0.9738 54S 92W 19 28402m00s
-2499-Oct-1610:04:40 59336 6085 -55636 -16 A -p 0.6313 0.9770 32N 63W 51 10402m03s
-2498-Apr-1023:51:50 59323 6082 -55630 -11 Tm nn -0.1339 1.0390 7S 75E 82 13203m26s
-2498-Oct-0514:57:17 59309 6080 -55624 -6 A nn -0.0616 0.9331 0N 159W 86 25007m32s
-2497-Mar-3115:26:42 59296 6077 -55618 -1 T p- 0.6124 1.0720 28N 178E 52 29105m28s
-2497-Sep-2414:24:34 59283 6075 -55612 4 A p- -0.7541 0.9170 35S 174W 41 46408m48s
-2496-Feb-1923:56:50 59271 6072 -55607 -29 P -t -1.2425 0.5520 62S 159W 0
-2496-Mar-2008:29:39 59269 6072 -55606 9 P t- 1.3415 0.3639 61N 131W 0
-2496-Aug-1401:34:33 59258 6070 -55601 -24 P -t 1.4252 0.2235 63N 178W 0
-2496-Sep-1215:42:37 59256 6069 -55600 14 P t- -1.4128 0.2551 61S 125E 0
-2495-Feb-0810:18:48 59245 6067 -55595 -19 A -p -0.5502 0.9736 52S 67W 56 11302m16s
-2495-Aug-0313:54:31 59232 6065 -55589 -14 T -p 0.6474 1.0438 61N 123W 49 19202m58s
-2494-Jan-2813:16:36 59218 6062 -55583 -9 A nn 0.1794 0.9340 13S 131W 80 25008m46s
-2494-Jul-2406:18:45 59205 6060 -55577 -4 T nn -0.0743 1.0692 20N 29W 86 22606m12s
-2493-Jan-1712:52:24 59191 6057 -55571 1 A p- 0.8853 0.9271 38N 133W 27 59008m25s
-2493-Jul-1322:08:07 59178 6055 -55565 6 T p- -0.8168 1.0334 31S 88E 35 19503m06s
-2493-Dec-0803:05:01 59167 6053 -55560 -27 P -t -1.2849 0.4735 69S 137W 0
-2492-Jan-0616:39:03 59165 6052 -55559 11 Pb t- 1.5378 0.0299 66N 169E 0
-2492-Jun-0220:14:33 59154 6050 -55554 -22 P -t 1.1270 0.7499 69N 29W 0
-2492-Nov-2616:35:35 59140 6047 -55548 -17 T -p -0.5688 1.0380 51S 166E 55 15502m50s
-2491-May-2221:39:11 59127 6045 -55542 -12 A -p 0.3780 0.9486 37N 93E 68 20405m46s
-2491-Nov-1608:14:41 59114 6042 -55536 -7 T n- 0.0963 1.0384 8S 58W 85 12903m38s
-2490-May-1123:29:35 59101 6040 -55530 -2 A p- -0.3958 0.9738 11S 78E 67 10203m08s
-2490-Nov-0521:20:27 59087 6037 -55524 3 A p- 0.8014 0.9861 42N 122E 36 8101m15s
-2489-Apr-0123:19:39 59076 6035 -55519 -30 P -t 1.4415 0.1753 71N 1E 0
-2489-May-0107:48:43 59074 6035 -55518 8 P t- -1.1381 0.7444 71S 16E 0
-2489-Sep-2609:48:44 59063 6033 -55513 -25 P -t -1.4624 0.1789 71S 149W 0
-2489-Oct-2603:52:02 59061 6032 -55512 13 P t- 1.5492 0.0273 71N 82E 0
-2488-Mar-2115:43:49 59049 6030 -55507 -20 T -p 0.6885 1.0716 34N 180E 46 31905m43s
-2488-Sep-1409:02:18 59036 6028 -55501 -15 A -p -0.7852 0.9234 39S 84W 38 46208m35s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
-2487-Mar-1108:17:18 59023 6025 -55495 -10 T nn -0.0385 1.0517 14S 53W 88 17104m50s
-2487-Sep-0312:10:39 59010 6023 -55489 -5 A nn -0.0524 0.9734 12N 116W 87 9503m06s
-2486-Feb-2820:23:43 58996 6020 -55483 0 A p- -0.8189 0.9876 67S 154E 35 7600m54s
-2486-Aug-2322:46:46 58983 6018 -55477 5 T p- 0.6611 1.0272 59N 98E 48 12301m58s
-2485-Jan-1908:08:17 58972 6015 -55472 -28 P -t 1.3438 0.3772 66N 49W 0
-2485-Jul-1506:18:50 58959 6013 -55466 -23 P -t -1.2356 0.5667 65S 17W 0
-2485-Aug-1314:25:18 58956 6012 -55465 15 P t- 1.3288 0.3879 68N 12E 0
-2484-Jan-0808:07:58 58945 6010 -55460 -18 A -p 0.6315 0.9385 15N 50W 51 29408m08s
-2484-Jul-0321:13:27 58932 6008 -55454 -13 T -p -0.5368 1.0255 9S 111E 57 10202m41s
-2484-Dec-2713:51:11 58919 6005 -55448 -8 A nn -0.1026 0.9900 29S 143W 84 3501m01s
-2483-Jun-2306:06:04 58905 6003 -55442 -3 A nn 0.2325 0.9751 35N 33W 76 9102m34s
-2483-Dec-1702:22:49 58892 6000 -55436 2 T p- -0.7831 1.0304 69S 7W 38 16501m54s
-2482-Jun-1208:16:26 58879 5998 -55430 7 A+ t- 1.0129 0.9401 63N 163E 0
-2482-Nov-0707:00:52 58868 5996 -55425 -26 P -t 1.2693 0.5022 61N 30E 0
-2482-Dec-0618:04:55 58866 5995 -55424 12 P t- -1.4286 0.2025 63S 20E 0
-2481-May-0220:40:04 58855 5993 -55419 -21 P -t -1.0254 0.9366 61S 170W 0
-2481-Oct-2718:33:58 58841 5991 -55413 -16 A -p 0.6336 0.9729 29N 166E 51 12202m31s
-2480-Apr-2107:01:00 58828 5988 -55407 -11 T nn -0.2092 1.0435 7S 34W 78 14803m49s
-2480-Oct-1522:59:16 58815 5985 -55401 -6 A nn -0.0553 0.9297 4S 78E 87 26407m56s
-2479-Apr-1022:54:48 58801 5983 -55395 -1 T p- 0.5419 1.0757 28N 65E 57 28805m41s
-2479-Oct-0422:13:45 58788 5980 -55389 4 A p- -0.7411 0.9157 37S 64E 42 46208m36s
-2478-Mar-0207:39:18 58777 5978 -55384 -29 P -t -1.2956 0.4533 62S 74E 0
-2478-Mar-3116:00:41 58775 5978 -55383 9 P t- 1.2811 0.4798 61N 105E 0
-2478-Aug-2509:23:32 58764 5976 -55378 -24 P -t 1.4534 0.1731 62N 53E 0
-2478-Sep-2323:41:55 58762 5975 -55377 14 P t- -1.3927 0.2896 61S 6W 0
-2477-Feb-1917:44:36 58750 5973 -55372 -19 A -p -0.5987 0.9731 51S 176W 53 12002m16s
-2477-Aug-1421:55:14 58737 5971 -55366 -14 T -p 0.6850 1.0422 60N 122E 46 19302m49s
-2476-Feb-0820:28:32 58724 5968 -55360 -9 A nn 0.1354 0.9362 13S 120E 82 23908m10s
-2476-Aug-0314:15:37 58711 5966 -55354 -4 T nn -0.0280 1.0654 21N 150W 89 21405m44s
-2475-Jan-2720:17:20 58697 5963 -55348 1 A p- 0.8497 0.9326 34N 110E 32 47307m50s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
-2475-Jul-2405:45:14 58684 5961 -55342 6 T p- -0.7664 1.0284 26S 31W 40 15002m44s
-2475-Dec-1811:34:18 58673 5959 -55337 -27 P -t -1.2866 0.4703 68S 82E 0
-2474-Jan-1700:36:32 58671 5958 -55336 11 P t- 1.5113 0.0739 65N 38E 0
-2474-Jun-1402:48:03 58660 5956 -55331 -22 P -t 1.2087 0.6070 68N 142W 0
-2474-Dec-0801:24:07 58647 5954 -55325 -17 T -p -0.5697 1.0405 54S 35E 55 16502m57s
-2473-Jun-0303:55:20 58633 5951 -55319 -12 A -p 0.4658 0.9473 45N 4W 62 21905m32s
-2473-Nov-2717:05:25 58620 5948 -55313 -7 Tm n- 0.0975 1.0377 12S 168E 84 12703m36s
-2472-May-2206:01:44 58607 5946 -55307 -2 A p- -0.3099 0.9768 3S 25W 72 8702m50s
-2472-Nov-1605:56:49 58593 5943 -55301 3 A p- 0.8059 0.9832 39N 12W 36 10001m34s
-2471-Apr-1206:38:02 58583 5941 -55296 -30 Pe -t 1.5056 0.0520 71N 125W 0
-2471-May-1114:50:03 58580 5941 -55295 8 P t- -1.0576 0.8950 71S 105W 0
-2471-Oct-0617:40:45 58569 5939 -55290 -25 P -t -1.4744 0.1601 72S 77E 0
-2471-Nov-0512:04:35 58567 5938 -55289 13 P t- 1.5524 0.0233 71N 57W 0
-2470-Apr-0123:17:36 58556 5936 -55284 -20 T -p 0.7534 1.0726 42N 59E 41 35605m23s
-2470-Sep-2516:47:33 58543 5934 -55278 -15 A -p -0.8011 0.9220 43S 154E 36 48708m14s
-2469-Mar-2215:48:41 58529 5931 -55272 -10 T nn 0.0233 1.0515 7S 170W 89 17104m52s
-2469-Sep-1420:11:04 58516 5929 -55266 -5 A nn -0.0723 0.9736 8N 121E 86 9503m02s
-2468-Mar-1103:37:17 58503 5926 -55260 0 A p- -0.7619 0.9882 59S 37E 40 6400m56s
-2468-Sep-0307:00:57 58490 5924 -55254 5 T p- 0.6342 1.0271 53N 27W 50 11902m02s
-2467-Jan-2915:26:33 58479 5922 -55249 -28 P -t 1.3804 0.3153 67N 172W 0
-2467-Feb-2808:04:28 58477 5921 -55248 10 Pb t- -1.5553 0.0134 70S 86E 0
-2467-Jul-2514:07:15 58466 5919 -55243 -23 P -t -1.2872 0.4675 66S 146W 0
-2467-Aug-2322:38:39 58463 5919 -55242 15 P t- 1.2969 0.4489 69N 125W 0
-2466-Jan-1815:46:44 58452 5917 -55237 -18 A -p 0.6568 0.9433 17N 169W 49 27807m24s
-2466-Jul-1504:37:02 58439 5914 -55231 -13 T -p -0.5987 1.0185 13S 4W 53 7901m59s
-2465-Jan-0722:04:10 58426 5912 -55225 -8 A nn -0.0868 0.9959 29S 94E 85 1400m25s
-2465-Jul-0412:53:37 58413 5909 -55219 -3 A nn 0.1601 0.9700 33N 134W 81 10903m17s
-2465-Dec-2811:00:26 58399 5907 -55213 2 T p- -0.7727 1.0348 72S 129W 39 18502m10s
-2464-Jun-2214:40:50 58386 5904 -55207 7 A t- 0.9325 0.9363 76N 107E 21 66904m19s
-2464-Nov-1715:49:42 58375 5902 -55202 -26 P -t 1.2708 0.4994 61N 113W 0

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
-2464-Dec-1702:50:20 58373 5902 -55201 12 P t- -1.4249 0.2091 63S 123W 0
-2463-May-1303:20:35 58362 5900 -55196 -21 P -t -1.1037 0.7981 61S 79E 0
-2463-Nov-0703:03:36 58349 5897 -55190 -16 A -p 0.6344 0.9695 25N 35E 50 13902m59s
-2462-May-0214:10:58 58335 5894 -55184 -11 T -n -0.2847 1.0473 7S 143W 73 16304m10s
-2462-Oct-2707:02:59 58322 5892 -55178 -6 Am nn -0.0511 0.9270 8S 45W 87 27508m19s
-2461-Apr-2206:20:21 58309 5889 -55172 -1 T p- 0.4691 1.0787 28N 47W 62 28505m52s
-2461-Oct-1606:08:33 58296 5887 -55166 4 A p- -0.7321 0.9151 41S 58W 43 46108m21s
-2460-Mar-1215:10:47 58285 5885 -55161 -29 P -t -1.3567 0.3394 61S 50W 0
-2460-Apr-1023:24:17 58282 5884 -55160 9 P t- 1.2150 0.6063 61N 16W 0
-2460-Sep-0417:23:37 58271 5882 -55155 -24 P -t 1.4737 0.1368 62N 78W 0
-2460-Oct-0407:50:00 58269 5882 -55154 14 P t- -1.3788 0.3134 60S 138W 0
-2459-Mar-0200:57:57 58258 5880 -55149 -19 A -p -0.6566 0.9722 51S 79E 49 13102m18s
-2459-Aug-2506:05:52 58245 5877 -55143 -14 T -p 0.7149 1.0405 58N 2E 44 19302m41s
-2458-Feb-1903:29:24 58232 5875 -55137 -9 Am nn 0.0825 0.9384 14S 14E 85 22907m34s
-2458-Aug-1422:21:12 58219 5872 -55131 -4 T nn 0.0107 1.0612 21N 88E 89 20105m16s
-2457-Feb-0803:33:03 58205 5870 -55125 1 A p- 0.8059 0.9385 31N 3W 36 37907m06s
-2457-Aug-0413:28:14 58192 5867 -55119 6 T p- -0.7216 1.0229 23S 150W 44 11202m14s
-2457-Dec-2919:59:19 58181 5865 -55114 -27 P -t -1.2926 0.4594 67S 57W 0
-2456-Jan-2808:26:37 58179 5865 -55113 11 P t- 1.4779 0.1306 64N 92W 0
-2456-Jun-2409:23:35 58168 5863 -55108 -22 P -t 1.2876 0.4699 67N 106E 0
-2456-Jul-2323:06:44 58166 5862 -55107 16 Pb t- -1.5213 0.0588 65S 53E 0
-2456-Dec-1810:08:37 58155 5860 -55102 -17 T -p -0.5743 1.0435 57S 94W 55 17803m06s
-2455-Jun-1310:15:23 58142 5858 -55096 -12 A -p 0.5503 0.9456 54N 101W 56 24105m19s
-2455-Dec-0801:53:55 58128 5855 -55090 -7 T nn 0.0969 1.0374 15S 34E 85 12603m37s
-2454-Jun-0212:37:26 58115 5853 -55084 -2 A nn -0.2261 0.9794 5N 128W 77 7502m32s
-2454-Nov-2714:31:55 58102 5850 -55078 3 A p- 0.8101 0.9809 36N 146W 36 11601m52s
-2453-May-2221:53:24 58089 5848 -55072 8 T t- -0.9774 1.0220 61S 119E 11 37501m36s
-2453-Oct-1801:37:36 58078 5846 -55067 -25 P -t -1.4817 0.1489 72S 58W 0
-2453-Nov-1620:17:04 58076 5845 -55066 13 P t- 1.5565 0.0176 70N 164E 0
-2452-Apr-1206:46:22 58065 5843 -55061 -20 T -p 0.8225 1.0724 52N 63W 34 41204m57s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
-2452-Oct-0600:40:35 58051 5841 -55055 -15 A -p -0.8108 0.9212 48S 30E 36 50307m52s
-2451-Apr-0123:13:57 58038 5838 -55049 -10 T nn 0.0894 1.0506 1N 74E 85 16804m48s
-2451-Sep-2504:19:29 58025 5836 -55043 -5 A nn -0.0863 0.9742 3N 4W 85 9302m56s
-2450-Mar-2210:43:43 58012 5833 -55037 0 A p- -0.7000 0.9884 50S 77W 45 5701m00s
-2450-Sep-1415:23:44 57999 5831 -55031 5 T p- 0.6140 1.0270 48N 154W 52 11602m06s
-2449-Feb-0922:34:56 57988 5829 -55026 -28 P -t 1.4245 0.2405 68N 68E 0
-2449-Mar-1114:51:55 57985 5828 -55025 10 P t- -1.4951 0.1155 71S 31W 0
-2449-Aug-0522:02:46 57974 5826 -55020 -23 P -t -1.3327 0.3810 67S 82E 0
-2449-Sep-0407:00:04 57972 5826 -55019 15 P t- 1.2719 0.4966 70N 95E 0
-2448-Jan-2923:16:36 57961 5824 -55014 -18 A -p 0.6898 0.9483 21N 74E 46 26206m31s
-2448-Jul-2512:07:43 57948 5821 -55008 -13 H -p -0.6536 1.0112 17S 120W 49 5101m12s
-2447-Jan-1806:08:09 57935 5819 -55002 -8 H nn -0.0629 1.0022 27S 27W 86 800m14s
-2447-Jul-1419:48:43 57922 5816 -54996 -3 Am nn 0.0951 0.9646 30N 122E 84 12804m05s
-2446-Jan-0719:30:50 57909 5814 -54990 2 T p- -0.7563 1.0396 73S 114E 41 20402m29s
-2446-Jul-0321:11:08 57895 5811 -54984 7 A p- 0.8567 0.9361 78N 51E 31 46504m42s
-2446-Nov-2900:37:03 57884 5809 -54979 -26 P -t 1.2732 0.4949 62N 104E 0
-2446-Dec-2811:30:23 57882 5809 -54978 12 P t- -1.4174 0.2228 64S 95E 0
-2445-May-2410:02:31 57871 5807 -54973 -21 P -t -1.1813 0.6600 62S 32W 0
-2445-Nov-1811:33:17 57858 5804 -54967 -16 A -p 0.6347 0.9668 22N 97W 50 15203m24s
-2444-May-1221:19:17 57845 5802 -54961 -11 T -n -0.3625 1.0503 7S 109E 69 17804m29s
-2444-Nov-0615:09:33 57832 5799 -54955 -6 A nn -0.0496 0.9250 13S 169W 87 28308m39s
-2443-May-0213:43:27 57819 5797 -54949 -1 T p- 0.3938 1.0807 28N 158W 67 28106m02s
-2443-Oct-2614:07:54 57805 5794 -54943 4 A p- -0.7264 0.9150 45S 178E 43 45908m04s
-2442-Mar-2322:35:16 57794 5792 -54938 -29 P -t -1.4228 0.2166 61S 172W 0
-2442-Apr-2206:44:19 57792 5792 -54937 9 P t- 1.1464 0.7374 61N 137W 0
-2442-Sep-1601:33:01 57781 5790 -54932 -24 P -t 1.4875 0.1121 61N 149E 0
-2442-Oct-1516:05:04 57779 5789 -54931 14 P t- -1.3697 0.3290 60S 87E 0
-2441-Mar-1308:02:01 57768 5787 -54926 -19 A -p -0.7211 0.9710 50S 25W 44 14802m23s
-2441-Sep-0514:24:33 57755 5785 -54920 -14 T -p 0.7387 1.0388 55N 122W 42 19202m34s
-2440-Mar-0110:21:04 57742 5782 -54914 -9 A nn 0.0224 0.9407 14S 90W 89 22007m01s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
-2440-Aug-2506:34:27 57729 5780 -54908 -4 T nn 0.0428 1.0570 20N 36W 87 18804m49s
-2439-Feb-1810:40:27 57715 5777 -54902 1 A p- 0.7543 0.9445 28N 113W 41 30406m18s
-2439-Aug-1421:19:21 57702 5775 -54896 6 T p- -0.6841 1.0171 21S 88E 47 8001m40s
-2438-Jan-0904:18:10 57691 5773 -54891 -27 P -t -1.3047 0.4372 65S 165E 0
-2438-Feb-0716:09:56 57689 5772 -54890 11 P t- 1.4378 0.2001 63N 141E 0
-2438-Jul-0516:04:03 57678 5770 -54885 -22 P -t 1.3614 0.3431 66N 7W 0
-2438-Aug-0406:21:57 57676 5770 -54884 16 P t- -1.4754 0.1419 64S 68W 0
-2438-Dec-2918:47:25 57665 5768 -54879 -17 T -p -0.5842 1.0467 60S 140E 54 19203m16s
-2437-Jun-2416:41:02 57652 5765 -54873 -12 A -p 0.6305 0.9435 62N 164E 51 27005m08s
-2437-Dec-1910:36:03 57639 5763 -54867 -7 T nn 0.0915 1.0375 17S 99W 85 12703m38s
-2436-Jun-1219:18:33 57626 5760 -54861 -2 A nn -0.1456 0.9813 12N 129E 82 6702m17s
-2436-Dec-0723:01:51 57612 5758 -54855 3 A p- 0.8108 0.9792 34N 81E 36 12602m06s
-2435-Jun-0205:00:53 57599 5755 -54849 8 T t- -0.8997 1.0287 45S 5W 26 22302m24s
-2435-Oct-2809:37:10 57588 5753 -54844 -25 P -t -1.4865 0.1418 71S 165E 0
-2435-Nov-2704:25:59 57586 5753 -54843 13 P t- 1.5580 0.0156 69N 27E 0
-2434-Apr-2314:11:53 57575 5751 -54838 -20 T -t 0.8942 1.0709 62N 171E 26 51604m23s
-2434-Oct-1708:40:46 57562 5748 -54832 -15 A -p -0.8153 0.9212 53S 96W 35 51007m28s
-2433-Apr-1306:31:13 57549 5746 -54826 -10 T -n 0.1616 1.0490 9N 40W 81 16504m37s
-2433-Oct-0612:37:14 57536 5743 -54820 -5 A nn -0.0934 0.9751 2S 131W 85 8902m47s
-2432-Apr-0117:39:57 57523 5741 -54814 0 A p- -0.6304 0.9881 41S 172E 51 5401m07s
-2432-Sep-2423:55:14 57510 5738 -54808 5 T p- 0.6006 1.0270 42N 75E 53 11402m10s
-2431-Feb-2005:33:05 57499 5736 -54803 -28 P -t 1.4763 0.1520 69N 51W 0
-2431-Mar-2121:29:58 57496 5736 -54802 10 P t- -1.4275 0.2308 71S 145W 0
-2431-Aug-1606:06:41 57485 5734 -54797 -23 P -t -1.3710 0.3090 68S 53W 0
-2431-Sep-1415:30:06 57483 5733 -54796 15 P t- 1.2540 0.5304 71N 48W 0
-2430-Feb-0906:40:08 57472 5731 -54791 -18 A -p 0.7287 0.9534 26N 41W 43 24805m35s
-2430-Aug-0519:43:31 57459 5729 -54785 -13 H -p -0.7031 1.0037 23S 121E 45 1800m24s
-2429-Jan-2914:06:54 57446 5726 -54779 -8 H nn -0.0337 1.0088 25S 148W 88 3000m54s
-2429-Jul-2602:48:35 57433 5724 -54773 -3 A nn 0.0350 0.9591 26N 17E 88 14904m57s
-2428-Jan-1903:54:19 57420 5721 -54767 2 T p- -0.7338 1.0448 71S 0E 42 22102m50s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
-2428-Jul-1403:48:37 57407 5719 -54761 7 A p- 0.7863 0.9350 75N 18W 38 39505m08s
-2428-Dec-0909:20:14 57396 5717 -54756 -26 P -t 1.2786 0.4849 63N 38W 0
-2427-Jan-0720:03:09 57394 5716 -54755 12 P t- -1.4047 0.2462 65S 45W 0
-2427-Jun-0316:49:56 57383 5714 -54750 -21 P -t -1.2554 0.5271 62S 145W 0
-2427-Jul-0305:12:38 57381 5714 -54749 17 Pb t- 1.4985 0.1024 64N 176W 0
-2427-Nov-2819:58:35 57370 5712 -54744 -16 A -p 0.6378 0.9646 19N 133E 50 16303m49s
-2426-May-2404:31:38 57356 5709 -54738 -11 T -p -0.4376 1.0524 9S 1W 64 19104m45s
-2426-Nov-1723:14:47 57343 5707 -54732 -6 A nn -0.0475 0.9237 17S 67E 87 28808m58s
-2425-May-1321:05:22 57330 5705 -54726 -1 T n- 0.3175 1.0817 28N 91E 71 27706m12s
-2425-Nov-0622:10:05 57317 5702 -54720 4 A p- -0.7228 0.9156 49S 54E 43 45607m46s
-2424-Apr-0305:51:00 57306 5700 -54715 -29 Pe -t -1.4948 0.0832 61S 69E 0
-2424-May-0214:00:03 57304 5700 -54714 9 P t- 1.0751 0.8732 61N 103E 0
-2424-Sep-2609:51:28 57293 5698 -54709 -24 P -t 1.4949 0.0985 61N 13E 0
-2424-Oct-2600:24:54 57291 5697 -54708 14 P t- -1.3638 0.3389 61S 48W 0
-2423-Mar-2314:55:37 57280 5695 -54703 -19 A -p -0.7931 0.9690 50S 125W 37 17902m30s
-2423-Sep-1522:52:56 57267 5693 -54697 -14 T -p 0.7549 1.0374 52N 110E 41 18902m30s
-2422-Mar-1217:03:14 57254 5690 -54691 -9 A nn -0.0455 0.9429 14S 168E 87 21106m34s
-2422-Sep-0514:55:29 57241 5688 -54685 -4 Tm nn 0.0682 1.0526 18N 163W 86 17504m24s
-2421-Mar-0117:39:50 57228 5685 -54679 1 A p- 0.6953 0.9507 25N 140E 46 24505m27s
-2421-Aug-2605:17:45 57214 5683 -54673 6 H p- -0.6533 1.0111 20S 35W 49 5001m04s
-2420-Jan-2012:29:23 57204 5681 -54668 -27 P -t -1.3235 0.4023 65S 30E 0
-2420-Feb-1823:44:18 57201 5680 -54667 11 P t- 1.3895 0.2853 62N 16E 0
-2420-Jul-1522:50:16 57190 5678 -54662 -22 P -t 1.4295 0.2272 65N 121W 0
-2420-Aug-1413:45:14 57188 5678 -54661 16 P t- -1.4365 0.2118 63S 169E 0
-2419-Jan-0903:19:55 57177 5676 -54656 -17 T -p -0.5996 1.0502 61S 17E 53 20903m26s
-2419-Jul-0423:13:27 57164 5673 -54650 -12 A -p 0.7051 0.9410 69N 71E 45 31004m59s
-2419-Dec-2919:12:45 57151 5671 -54644 -7 T nn 0.0819 1.0380 19S 131E 85 12803m40s
-2418-Jun-2402:06:38 57138 5668 -54638 -2 A nn -0.0698 0.9828 19N 24E 86 6102m02s
-2418-Dec-1907:27:22 57125 5666 -54632 3 A p- 0.8088 0.9780 32N 50W 36 13302m17s
-2417-Jun-1312:11:56 57112 5663 -54626 8 T t- -0.8238 1.0330 35S 121W 34 19703m00s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
-2417-Nov-0817:39:01 57101 5661 -54621 -25 P -t -1.4889 0.1382 71S 29E 0
-2417-Dec-0812:31:48 57099 5661 -54620 13 P t- 1.5577 0.0166 69N 109W 0
-2416-May-0321:35:12 57088 5659 -54615 -20 T -t 0.9677 1.0671 73N 22E 14 90603m40s
-2416-Jun-0204:02:03 57086 5659 -54614 18 Pb t- -1.5177 0.0192 69S 26E 0
-2416-Oct-2716:44:53 57075 5656 -54609 -15 A -p -0.8168 0.9218 57S 139E 35 50907m04s
-2415-Apr-2313:45:00 57062 5654 -54603 -10 T -n 0.2358 1.0466 18N 153W 76 15904m20s
-2415-Oct-1621:00:52 57049 5652 -54597 -5 A nn -0.0966 0.9766 7S 100E 84 8402m35s
-2414-Apr-1300:30:26 57036 5649 -54591 0 A p- -0.5571 0.9872 32S 63E 56 5401m17s
-2414-Oct-0608:32:44 57023 5647 -54585 5 T p- 0.5918 1.0273 37N 57W 53 11402m15s
-2413-Mar-0312:22:25 57012 5645 -54580 -28 Pe -t 1.5346 0.0520 70N 168W 0
-2413-Apr-0204:00:39 57009 5644 -54579 10 P t- -1.3539 0.3565 72S 101E 0
-2413-Aug-2714:18:18 56999 5642 -54574 -23 P -t -1.4025 0.2505 69S 170E 0
-2413-Sep-2600:06:58 56996 5642 -54573 15 P t- 1.2423 0.5524 71N 168E 0
-2412-Feb-2013:53:09 56985 5640 -54568 -18 A -p 0.7765 0.9584 33N 156W 39 23904m38s
-2412-Aug-1603:27:54 56972 5637 -54562 -13 A -p -0.7444 0.9964 28S 0W 42 1900m22s
-2411-Feb-0821:56:21 56959 5635 -54556 -8 H nn 0.0037 1.0154 20S 93E 90 5301m35s
-2411-Aug-0509:56:52 56946 5632 -54550 -3 A nn -0.0173 0.9536 21N 92W 89 17005m51s
-2410-Jan-2912:09:23 56933 5630 -54544 2 T p- -0.7042 1.0501 67S 115W 45 23503m15s
-2410-Jul-2510:34:53 56920 5627 -54538 7 A p- 0.7231 0.9334 70N 105W 43 36205m37s
-2410-Dec-2017:58:30 56909 5625 -54533 -26 P -t 1.2877 0.4681 64N 179W 0
-2409-Jan-1904:27:51 56907 5625 -54532 12 P t- -1.3861 0.2809 66S 176E 0
-2409-Jun-1423:40:51 56896 5623 -54527 -21 P -t -1.3271 0.3978 63S 101E 0
-2409-Jul-1412:05:59 56894 5623 -54526 17 P t- 1.4291 0.2234 65N 68E 0
-2409-Dec-1004:21:02 56883 5620 -54521 -16 A -p 0.6424 0.9630 18N 3E 50 17204m09s
-2408-Jun-0311:45:48 56870 5618 -54515 -11 T -p -0.5118 1.0537 11S 112W 59 20504m57s
-2408-Nov-2807:18:10 56857 5616 -54509 -6 A nn -0.0444 0.9232 20S 55W 87 29009m13s
-2407-May-2404:28:01 56844 5613 -54503 -1 T n- 0.2418 1.0818 28N 19W 76 27106m20s
-2407-Nov-1706:14:12 56831 5611 -54497 4 A p- -0.7207 0.9168 53S 70W 44 44907m26s
-2406-May-1321:13:47 56818 5608 -54491 9 T+ t- 1.0025 1.0105 61N 16W 0
-2406-Oct-0718:16:57 56807 5606 -54486 -24 P -t 1.4977 0.0932 61N 124W 0

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QLE Gamma Ecl Mag Lat

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
-2406-Nov-0608:48:41 56805 5606 -54485 14 P t- -1.3603 0.3446 61S 175E 0
-2405-Apr-0321:42:06 56794 5604 -54480 -19 A -t -0.8698 0.9663 52S 137E 29 24002m40s
-2405-Sep-2707:28:08 56781 5601 -54474 -14 T -p 0.7662 1.0362 48N 22W 40 18602m29s
-2404-Mar-2223:36:55 56768 5599 -54468 -9 A nn -0.1204 0.9448 13S 69E 83 20506m12s
-2404-Sep-1523:24:02 56755 5596 -54462 -4 T -n 0.0871 1.0485 15N 69E 85 16204m02s
-2403-Mar-1200:32:58 56742 5594 -54456 1 A p- 0.6300 0.9566 24N 34E 51 19804m39s
-2403-Sep-0513:23:03 56729 5591 -54450 6 H p- -0.6290 1.0053 21S 160W 51 2300m30s
-2402-Jan-3020:33:34 56718 5589 -54445 -27 P -t -1.3489 0.3547 64S 102W 0
-2402-Mar-0107:13:01 56716 5589 -54444 11 P t- 1.3353 0.3823 62N 107W 0
-2402-Jul-2705:44:12 56705 5587 -54439 -22 P -t 1.4904 0.1247 64N 124E 0
-2402-Aug-2521:16:13 56703 5587 -54438 16 P t- -1.4041 0.2695 62S 45E 0
-2401-Jan-2011:44:27 56692 5585 -54433 -17 T -p -0.6220 1.0536 61S 103W 51 22703m35s
-2401-Jul-1605:53:56 56679 5582 -54427 -12 A -p 0.7731 0.9382 74N 16W 39 36404m54s
-2400-Jan-1003:41:07 56666 5580 -54421 -7 T nn 0.0657 1.0387 20S 3E 86 13003m42s
-2400-Jul-0409:03:34 56653 5577 -54415 -2 A nn -0.0003 0.9838 24N 82W 90 5801m52s
-2400-Dec-2915:43:33 56640 5575 -54409 3 A p- 0.7998 0.9775 30N 180W 37 13402m24s

Statistics for Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400 (2500 BCE to 2401 BCE)

During the 25th century BCE [2], Earth experienced 256 solar eclipses. The following table lists the number of eclipses of each type over this period.

Solar Eclipses: -2499 to -2400
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 256100.0%
PartialP 95 37.1%
AnnularA 88 34.4%
TotalT 66 25.8%
HybridH 7 2.7%

Annular and total eclipses can be classified as either central or non-central as follows: 1) Central (two limits), 2) Central (one limit) or 3) Non-Central (one limit). The statistical distribution of these classes during the 25th century BCE appears in the following three tables (no Hybrids are included since all are central with two limits).

Annular and Total Eclipses
Classification Number Percent
All 154100.0%
Central (two limits) 152 98.7%
Central (one limit) 0 0.0%
Non-Central (one limit) 2 1.3%
Annular Eclipses
Classification Number Percent
All Annular Eclipses 88100.0%
Central (two limits) 87 98.9%
Central (one limit) 0 0.0%
Non-Central (one limit) 1 1.1%
Total Eclipses
Classification Number Percent
All Total Eclipses 66100.0%
Central (two limits) 65 98.5%
Central (one limit) 0 0.0%
Non-Central (one limit) 1 1.5%

There are a minimum of two and a maximum of five solar eclipses in every calendar year. Statistics for the number of eclipses each year during the century are listed below.

Number of Eclipses Per Year:
-2499 to -2400
Number of Eclipses Per Year Number of Years
2 63
3 19
4 17
5 1

The years containing five solar eclipses are as follows: -2438.

There are two solar eclipses in the same same calendar month as follows: -2478 Mar.

The longest and shortest central eclipses of the century as well as largest and smallest partial eclipses appear in the following table.

Extreme Durations and Magnitudes of Eclipses: -2499 to -2400
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse -2408 Nov 2809m13s -
Shortest Annular Solar Eclipse -2412 Aug 1600m22s -
Longest Total Solar Eclipse -2407 May 2406m20s -
Shortest Total Solar Eclipse -2453 May 2201m36s -
Longest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -2411 Feb 0801m35s -
Shortest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -2447 Jan 1800m14s -
Largest Partial Solar Eclipse -2481 May 02 - 0.93661
Smallest Partial Solar Eclipse -2467 Feb 28 - 0.01341

During the century, 5 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.

Begin and End of Saros Series: -2499 to -2400
Saros Series Number of Eclipses Date First/Last
11 76 -2492 Jan 06First
-30 73 -2471 Apr 12Last
10 73 -2467 Feb 28First
16 85 -2456 Jul 23First
17 74 -2427 Jul 03First
-29 74 -2424 Apr 03Last
18 73 -2416 Jun 02First
-28 85 -2413 Mar 03Last

Footnotes

[2] 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)

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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 Solar 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:

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