Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses

-2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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 -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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: -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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
-2599-Mar-1907:43:14 62134 6623 -56880 -12 A nn -0.1365 0.9467 17S 31W 82 19806m40s
-2599-Sep-1203:33:51 62120 6620 -56874 -7 T n- 0.1152 1.0528 19N 28E 83 17604m42s
-2598-Mar-0808:07:44 62106 6617 -56868 -2 A t- -0.8803 0.9438 70S 2E 28 44004m20s
-2598-Sep-0118:25:48 62093 6615 -56862 3 T p- 0.8270 1.0140 69N 167W 34 8600m56s
-2597-Jan-2701:38:01 62081 6613 -56857 -30 P -t 1.1597 0.7020 67N 54E 0
-2597-Jul-2313:17:49 62068 6610 -56851 -25 P -t -1.2461 0.5416 66S 115W 0
-2596-Jan-1615:56:51 62054 6607 -56845 -20 T -n 0.4216 1.0518 1N 156W 65 18905m03s
-2596-Jul-1113:55:15 62040 6605 -56839 -15 A -p -0.5260 0.9393 8S 128W 58 26408m31s
-2595-Jan-0508:03:58 62027 6602 -56833 -10 T n- -0.2673 1.0452 39S 43W 74 15603m44s
-2595-Jun-3015:51:55 62013 6599 -56827 -5 A nn 0.2357 0.9726 37N 166W 76 10102m52s
-2595-Dec-2521:17:27 61999 6597 -56821 0 A- p- -0.9973 0.9898 64S 31W 0
-2594-Jun-2000:42:13 61986 6594 -56815 5 T t- 0.9772 1.0164 71N 55W 12 28300m52s
-2594-Nov-1509:24:03 61974 6592 -56810 -28 P -t 1.2532 0.5288 61N 2E 0
-2593-May-1109:17:08 61961 6589 -56804 -23 T -p -0.8285 1.0744 39S 34W 34 42205m23s
-2593-Nov-0408:18:18 61947 6587 -56798 -18 A -p 0.5854 0.9200 23N 30W 54 36509m01s
-2592-Apr-3001:55:45 61933 6584 -56792 -13 T nn -0.0898 1.0556 2N 51E 85 18404m47s
-2592-Oct-2311:20:25 61920 6581 -56786 -8 A n- -0.1211 0.9661 10S 96W 83 12303m25s
-2591-Apr-1913:48:46 61906 6579 -56780 -3 A p- 0.7092 0.9949 41N 156W 45 2500m26s
-2591-Oct-1221:45:01 61893 6576 -56774 2 T p- -0.7975 1.0149 44S 78E 37 8301m06s
-2590-Mar-1003:12:18 61881 6574 -56769 -31 P -t -1.3460 0.3719 61S 148E 0
-2590-Apr-0818:26:19 61879 6573 -56768 7 Pb t- 1.5210 0.0688 61N 76E 0
-2590-Sep-0302:56:28 61868 6571 -56763 -26 P -t 1.2160 0.6028 62N 156E 0
-2590-Oct-0212:53:43 61865 6571 -56762 12 P t- -1.4303 0.1982 61S 163E 0
-2589-Feb-2704:10:17 61854 6569 -56757 -21 A -p -0.5906 0.9564 48S 41E 54 19503m53s
-2589-Aug-2316:48:45 61840 6566 -56751 -16 H -p 0.5502 1.0059 49N 156W 56 2500m28s
-2588-Feb-1611:06:31 61827 6563 -56745 -11 H n- 0.1791 1.0084 10S 88W 80 2900m52s
-2588-Aug-1200:24:21 61813 6561 -56739 -6 A nn -0.1824 0.9577 11N 69E 80 15605m07s
-2587-Feb-0500:38:45 61800 6558 -56733 -1 T p- 0.8863 1.0436 39N 54E 27 31203m33s
-2587-Aug-0101:33:46 61786 6555 -56727 4 A t- -0.9258 0.9264 44S 38E 22 73308m05s
-2587-Dec-2707:06:04 61775 6553 -56722 -29 P -t -1.0831 0.8478 67S 154E 0

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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
-2586-Jun-2113:02:35 61761 6551 -56716 -24 P -t 1.1751 0.6695 68N 71E 0
-2586-Dec-1618:38:53 61747 6548 -56710 -19 A -p -0.4194 0.9761 46S 154E 65 9402m14s
-2585-Jun-1023:58:14 61734 6545 -56704 -14 T -n 0.3638 1.0461 41N 71E 68 16503m53s
-2585-Dec-0522:50:46 61720 6543 -56698 -9 A n- 0.2840 0.9282 3S 96E 74 28109m58s
-2584-May-3016:11:40 61707 6540 -56692 -4 T p- -0.3883 1.0794 5S 164W 67 27807m17s
-2584-Nov-2321:57:47 61693 6537 -56686 1 A p- 0.9640 0.9080 57N 129E 15 136008m54s
-2583-Apr-2101:29:36 61682 6535 -56681 -32 P -t 1.4150 0.2284 71N 45W 0
-2583-May-2009:14:34 61679 6535 -56680 6 P t- -1.1383 0.7525 70S 17W 0
-2583-Oct-1408:12:19 61668 6533 -56675 -27 P -t -1.3097 0.4298 71S 137W 0
-2582-Apr-1011:25:25 61654 6530 -56669 -22 A -p 0.7007 0.9789 41N 110W 45 10402m00s
-2582-Oct-0320:25:18 61641 6527 -56663 -17 T -p -0.5768 1.0323 29S 119E 55 13302m48s
-2581-Mar-3014:13:59 61627 6525 -56657 -12 Am nn -0.0597 0.9481 9S 133W 87 19106m36s
-2581-Sep-2312:09:17 61614 6522 -56651 -7 T n- 0.1021 1.0495 14N 103W 84 16504m27s
-2580-Mar-1814:49:58 61600 6519 -56645 -2 A p- -0.8092 0.9500 60S 115W 36 31104m15s
-2580-Sep-1202:41:38 61586 6517 -56639 3 H p- 0.8099 1.0085 63N 65E 36 5000m36s
-2579-Feb-0609:31:06 61575 6515 -56634 -30 P -t 1.1919 0.6440 68N 77W 0
-2579-Mar-0720:24:35 61573 6514 -56633 8 Pb t- -1.5073 0.0722 70S 94W 0
-2579-Aug-0220:22:45 61562 6512 -56628 -25 P -t -1.3008 0.4479 67S 126E 0
-2578-Jan-2700:13:17 61548 6509 -56622 -20 T -n 0.4499 1.0560 4N 76E 63 20705m25s
-2578-Jul-2220:42:04 61535 6507 -56616 -15 A -p -0.5891 0.9363 12S 127E 54 29308m55s
-2577-Jan-1616:28:33 61521 6504 -56610 -10 T n- -0.2466 1.0466 38S 169W 76 16003m55s
-2577-Jul-1122:48:31 61507 6502 -56604 -5 A nn 0.1678 0.9732 34N 91E 80 9802m55s
-2576-Jan-0605:33:15 61494 6499 -56598 0 A p- -0.9854 0.9817 73S 158W 9 43001m00s
-2576-Jun-3008:00:24 61480 6496 -56592 5 T t- 0.9078 1.0212 79N 128W 24 17501m13s
-2576-Nov-2517:26:22 61469 6494 -56587 -28 P -t 1.2575 0.5217 62N 130W 0
-2575-May-2116:39:08 61455 6491 -56581 -23 T -t -0.9038 1.0712 44S 144W 25 53205m03s
-2575-Nov-1416:24:05 61442 6489 -56575 -18 A -p 0.5858 0.9215 20N 156W 54 35809m12s
-2574-May-1109:07:31 61428 6486 -56569 -13 T -n -0.1676 1.0525 2N 58W 80 17604m38s
-2574-Nov-0319:47:03 61415 6484 -56563 -8 A n- -0.1212 0.9685 15S 134E 83 11403m10s
-2573-Apr-3020:35:19 61401 6481 -56557 -3 A p- 0.6305 0.9933 40N 103E 51 3000m34s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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
-2573-Oct-2406:30:07 61387 6478 -56551 2 T p- -0.7950 1.0162 48S 58W 37 9001m09s
-2572-Mar-2009:46:07 61376 6476 -56546 -31 P -t -1.4182 0.2487 61S 39E 0
-2572-Apr-1900:48:29 61374 6476 -56545 7 P t- 1.4399 0.2087 61N 30W 0
-2572-Sep-1311:23:41 61362 6474 -56540 -26 P -t 1.2362 0.5645 61N 18E 0
-2572-Oct-1221:41:28 61360 6473 -56539 12 P t- -1.4258 0.2072 61S 21E 0
-2571-Mar-0911:06:25 61349 6471 -56534 -21 A -p -0.6520 0.9611 48S 61W 49 18303m22s
-2571-Sep-0300:51:11 61335 6468 -56528 -16 A -p 0.5784 0.9993 47N 84E 54 300m03s
-2570-Feb-2618:38:49 61322 6466 -56522 -11 H nn 0.1280 1.0151 10S 158E 83 5201m29s
-2570-Aug-2307:51:49 61308 6463 -56516 -6 A nn -0.1446 0.9521 11N 45W 82 17705m40s
-2569-Feb-1608:38:56 61295 6461 -56510 -1 T p- 0.8447 1.0501 35N 70W 32 30604m03s
-2569-Aug-1208:36:07 61281 6458 -56504 4 A p- -0.8760 0.9247 38S 72W 29 58008m36s
-2568-Jan-0715:34:25 61270 6456 -56499 -29 P -t -1.1007 0.8153 66S 14E 0
-2568-Feb-0601:12:33 61268 6455 -56498 9 Pb t- 1.5283 0.0081 63N 23E 0
-2568-Jul-0120:01:44 61256 6453 -56493 -24 P -t 1.2389 0.5559 67N 47W 0
-2568-Dec-2702:53:09 61243 6450 -56487 -19 A -p -0.4320 0.9752 49S 32E 64 9802m17s
-2567-Jun-2107:18:31 61229 6448 -56481 -14 T -p 0.4315 1.0467 48N 40W 64 17303m44s
-2567-Dec-1606:48:14 61216 6445 -56475 -9 A nn 0.2757 0.9284 6S 26W 74 27910m06s
-2566-Jun-1023:39:05 61202 6443 -56469 -4 T n- -0.3171 1.0789 1N 80E 72 26907m21s
-2566-Dec-0505:55:27 61189 6440 -56463 1 A p- 0.9582 0.9104 54N 0E 16 122509m05s
-2565-May-0208:36:13 61177 6438 -56458 -32 Pe -t 1.4938 0.0821 71N 167W 0
-2565-May-3116:31:30 61175 6437 -56457 6 P t- -1.0681 0.8858 69S 141W 0
-2565-Oct-2516:44:10 61164 6435 -56452 -27 P -t -1.3051 0.4378 71S 79E 0
-2564-Apr-2018:04:22 61150 6433 -56446 -22 A -p 0.7842 0.9754 52N 141E 38 14002m08s
-2564-Oct-1405:10:47 61137 6430 -56440 -17 T -p -0.5780 1.0324 34S 16W 54 13302m43s
-2563-Apr-0920:36:30 61123 6427 -56434 -12 A nn 0.0237 0.9490 0N 127E 89 18706m31s
-2563-Oct-0320:51:42 61110 6425 -56428 -7 T n- 0.0949 1.0464 9N 124E 84 15504m12s
-2562-Mar-2921:26:48 61096 6422 -56422 -2 A p- -0.7327 0.9557 50S 136E 43 23504m07s
-2562-Sep-2311:04:49 61083 6420 -56416 3 H p- 0.7995 1.0033 58N 65W 37 1900m14s
-2561-Feb-1717:18:15 61071 6417 -56411 -30 P -t 1.2297 0.5750 69N 152E 0
-2561-Mar-1903:36:30 61069 6417 -56410 8 P t- -1.4418 0.1883 71S 143E 0

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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
-2561-Aug-1403:34:30 61058 6415 -56405 -25 P -t -1.3489 0.3661 68S 4E 0
-2560-Feb-0708:23:27 61044 6412 -56399 -20 T -p 0.4839 1.0600 8N 50W 61 22505m43s
-2560-Aug-0203:37:16 61031 6410 -56393 -15 A -p -0.6452 0.9333 17S 19E 50 32609m09s
-2559-Jan-2700:44:35 61017 6407 -56387 -10 T n- -0.2192 1.0480 36S 68E 77 16404m08s
-2559-Jul-2205:55:38 61004 6404 -56381 -5 A nn 0.1078 0.9734 30N 16W 84 9602m58s
-2558-Jan-1613:40:32 60990 6402 -56375 0 A p- -0.9677 0.9828 80S 68E 14 25500m58s
-2558-Jul-1115:27:19 60977 6399 -56369 5 T t- 0.8448 1.0240 80N 163E 32 15401m28s
-2558-Dec-0701:24:09 60965 6397 -56364 -28 P -t 1.2649 0.5094 62N 99E 0
-2557-Jun-0200:03:57 60952 6394 -56358 -23 T -t -0.9766 1.0655 54S 109E 12 102704m23s
-2557-Nov-2600:28:37 60938 6392 -56352 -18 A -p 0.5878 0.9237 17N 80E 54 34909m17s
-2556-May-2116:17:38 60925 6389 -56346 -13 T -n -0.2460 1.0485 1N 167W 76 16604m25s
-2556-Nov-1404:15:13 60911 6387 -56340 -8 A n- -0.1218 0.9716 19S 5E 83 10302m51s
-2555-May-1103:18:23 60898 6384 -56334 -3 A p- 0.5499 0.9908 40N 3E 56 3800m48s
-2555-Nov-0315:17:14 60884 6381 -56328 2 T p- -0.7937 1.0180 52S 166E 37 10001m14s
-2554-Mar-3116:13:04 60873 6379 -56323 -31 Pe -t -1.4953 0.1166 61S 69W 0
-2554-Apr-3007:07:29 60871 6379 -56322 7 P t- 1.3561 0.3530 61N 136W 0
-2554-Sep-2419:58:24 60859 6377 -56317 -26 P -t 1.2500 0.5385 61N 121W 0
-2554-Oct-2406:33:11 60857 6376 -56316 12 P t- -1.4250 0.2092 61S 123W 0
-2553-Mar-2017:55:49 60846 6374 -56311 -21 A -p -0.7198 0.9654 48S 162W 44 17602m55s
-2553-Sep-1409:00:58 60832 6371 -56305 -16 A -p 0.5998 0.9929 44N 39W 53 3100m34s
-2552-Mar-0902:03:41 60819 6369 -56299 -11 T nn 0.0698 1.0218 9S 45E 86 7402m03s
-2552-Sep-0215:27:55 60805 6366 -56293 -6 A nn -0.1145 0.9467 10N 160W 83 19706m11s
-2551-Feb-2616:29:46 60792 6364 -56287 -1 T p- 0.7947 1.0564 32N 169E 37 30104m31s
-2551-Aug-2215:49:27 60778 6361 -56281 4 A p- -0.8348 0.9226 34S 176E 33 51908m52s
-2550-Jan-1723:54:42 60767 6359 -56276 -29 P -t -1.1249 0.7706 65S 124W 0
-2550-Feb-1609:14:51 60765 6358 -56275 9 P t- 1.4915 0.0777 62N 109W 0
-2550-Jul-1303:09:22 60754 6356 -56270 -24 P -t 1.2967 0.4528 66N 166W 0
-2550-Aug-1116:43:31 60751 6356 -56269 14 Pb t- -1.5144 0.0794 63S 143E 0
-2549-Jan-0711:00:32 60740 6354 -56264 -19 A -p -0.4494 0.9746 51S 87W 63 10202m18s
-2549-Jul-0214:44:38 60727 6351 -56258 -14 T -p 0.4952 1.0468 53N 151W 60 18003m33s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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
-2549-Dec-2714:39:44 60713 6348 -56252 -9 A nn 0.2631 0.9292 8S 146W 75 27510m02s
-2548-Jun-2107:09:17 60700 6346 -56246 -4 T n- -0.2483 1.0776 8N 36W 76 25907m14s
-2548-Dec-1513:49:52 60686 6343 -56240 1 A p- 0.9492 0.9135 50N 127W 18 106909m08s
-2547-Jun-1023:50:27 60673 6341 -56234 6 T- t- -1.0003 1.0134 69S 95E 0
-2547-Nov-0501:18:26 60662 6339 -56229 -27 P -t -1.2994 0.4478 71S 66W 0
-2546-May-0200:40:59 60648 6336 -56223 -22 A -t 0.8683 0.9710 63N 28E 29 21002m16s
-2546-Oct-2513:59:37 60635 6333 -56217 -17 T -p -0.5770 1.0330 38S 151W 55 13602m40s
-2545-Apr-2102:55:35 60621 6331 -56211 -12 A nn 0.1096 0.9497 9N 27E 84 18606m22s
-2545-Oct-1505:38:18 60608 6328 -56205 -7 T n- 0.0914 1.0437 5N 11W 85 14604m00s
-2544-Apr-0903:59:55 60594 6326 -56199 -2 A p- -0.6519 0.9610 40S 30E 49 18403m57s
-2544-Oct-0319:33:29 60581 6323 -56193 3 A p- 0.7945 0.9983 53N 163E 37 1000m08s
-2543-Feb-2800:56:42 60569 6321 -56188 -30 P -t 1.2751 0.4908 70N 23E 0
-2543-Mar-2910:42:54 60567 6320 -56187 8 P t- -1.3706 0.3165 71S 21E 0
-2543-Aug-2410:56:20 60556 6318 -56182 -25 P -t -1.3879 0.3008 69S 120W 0
-2542-Feb-1716:24:42 60542 6316 -56176 -20 T -p 0.5253 1.0637 13N 174W 58 24505m54s
-2542-Aug-1310:43:17 60529 6313 -56170 -15 A -p -0.6924 0.9304 23S 93W 46 36109m13s
-2541-Feb-0708:51:21 60515 6310 -56164 -10 T n- -0.1846 1.0494 32S 55W 79 16704m21s
-2541-Aug-0213:13:21 60502 6308 -56158 -5 A nn 0.0559 0.9735 26N 126W 87 9503m03s
-2540-Jan-2721:36:26 60488 6305 -56152 0 A p- -0.9414 0.9843 86S 93W 19 17000m56s
-2540-Jul-2123:02:34 60475 6303 -56146 5 T p- 0.7876 1.0256 76N 77E 38 14201m38s
-2540-Dec-1709:17:02 60464 6301 -56141 -28 P -t 1.2758 0.4911 63N 30W 0
-2539-Jun-1207:30:51 60450 6298 -56135 -23 P -t -1.0476 0.9323 63S 1E 0
-2539-Jul-1114:35:14 60448 6298 -56134 15 P t- 1.4662 0.1223 65N 48E 0
-2539-Dec-0608:30:58 60437 6295 -56129 -18 A -p 0.5920 0.9266 15N 45W 54 33709m16s
-2538-Jun-0123:28:12 60423 6293 -56123 -13 T -p -0.3232 1.0437 0N 84E 71 15304m09s
-2538-Nov-2512:44:25 60410 6290 -56117 -8 A n- -0.1224 0.9752 23S 124W 83 8902m29s
-2537-May-2209:58:38 60396 6288 -56111 -3 A p- 0.4677 0.9878 39N 95W 62 4801m06s
-2537-Nov-1500:06:45 60383 6285 -56105 2 T p- -0.7939 1.0202 56S 29E 37 11201m21s
-2536-May-1013:23:36 60370 6283 -56099 7 P t- 1.2698 0.5013 61N 119E 0
-2536-Oct-0504:38:40 60358 6280 -56094 -26 P -t 1.2595 0.5206 61N 98E 0

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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
-2536-Nov-0315:27:08 60356 6280 -56093 12 P t- -1.4260 0.2075 61S 93E 0
-2535-Mar-3100:40:42 60345 6278 -56088 -21 A -p -0.7921 0.9692 48S 99E 37 17702m33s
-2535-Sep-2417:17:08 60332 6275 -56082 -16 A -p 0.6153 0.9870 40N 165W 52 5701m04s
-2534-Mar-2009:24:45 60318 6273 -56076 -11 T nn 0.0070 1.0280 9S 66W 90 9502m33s
-2534-Sep-1323:10:18 60305 6270 -56070 -6 A nn -0.0900 0.9417 7N 82E 85 21706m40s
-2533-Mar-1000:15:23 60291 6267 -56064 -1 T p- 0.7398 1.0621 30N 50E 42 29704m53s
-2533-Sep-0223:11:52 60278 6265 -56058 4 A p- -0.8005 0.9205 33S 61E 37 48708m58s
-2532-Jan-2908:04:46 60266 6263 -56053 -29 P -t -1.1570 0.7111 64S 102E 0
-2532-Feb-2717:07:30 60264 6262 -56052 9 P t- 1.4472 0.1618 62N 122E 0
-2532-Jul-2310:27:02 60253 6260 -56047 -24 P -t 1.3473 0.3625 65N 72E 0
-2532-Aug-2200:12:21 60251 6260 -56046 14 P t- -1.4728 0.1515 62S 20E 0
-2531-Jan-1718:56:38 60240 6258 -56041 -19 A -p -0.4756 0.9742 52S 157E 61 10502m17s
-2531-Jul-1222:19:50 60226 6255 -56035 -14 T -p 0.5520 1.0462 58N 99E 56 18503m21s
-2530-Jan-0622:20:44 60213 6252 -56029 -9 A nn 0.2420 0.9304 10S 97E 76 26909m46s
-2530-Jul-0214:46:24 60199 6250 -56023 -4 T n- -0.1852 1.0754 13N 153W 79 24906m59s
-2530-Dec-2621:38:06 60186 6247 -56017 1 A p- 0.9346 0.9174 46N 108E 20 89509m04s
-2529-Jun-2207:11:23 60172 6245 -56011 6 T t- -0.9345 1.0405 47S 34W 20 38603m15s
-2529-Nov-1609:55:09 60161 6243 -56006 -27 P -t -1.2928 0.4596 70S 150E 0
-2528-May-1207:12:41 60148 6240 -56000 -22 A -t 0.9556 0.9649 74N 108W 17 44302m23s
-2528-Nov-0422:51:47 60134 6237 -55994 -17 T -p -0.5737 1.0342 43S 73E 55 14002m41s
-2527-May-0109:10:15 60121 6235 -55988 -12 A nn 0.1991 0.9498 18N 71W 78 18806m12s
-2527-Oct-2514:29:42 60108 6232 -55982 -7 T n- 0.0920 1.0414 0N 146W 85 13903m50s
-2526-Apr-2010:30:40 60094 6230 -55976 -2 A p- -0.5683 0.9658 30S 75W 55 14803m43s
-2526-Oct-1504:06:28 60081 6227 -55970 3 A p- 0.7937 0.9937 49N 30E 37 3600m31s
-2525-Mar-1108:30:17 60070 6225 -55965 -30 P -t 1.3252 0.3967 70N 106W 0
-2525-Apr-0917:46:54 60067 6225 -55964 8 P t- -1.2960 0.4524 72S 101W 0
-2525-Sep-0418:25:50 60056 6222 -55959 -25 P -t -1.4199 0.2478 70S 113E 0
-2525-Oct-0411:33:02 60054 6222 -55958 13 P t- 1.5489 0.0241 71N 1W 0
-2524-Feb-2900:18:16 60043 6220 -55953 -20 T -p 0.5736 1.0670 19N 63E 55 26605m58s
-2524-Aug-2317:59:03 60029 6217 -55947 -15 A -p -0.7318 0.9277 28S 153E 43 39709m07s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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
-2523-Feb-1716:49:15 60016 6215 -55941 -10 T nn -0.1430 1.0505 27S 176W 82 16904m33s
-2523-Aug-1220:41:37 60003 6212 -55935 -5 A nn 0.0116 0.9734 22N 120E 89 9503m05s
-2522-Feb-0705:22:46 59989 6210 -55929 0 A p- -0.9082 0.9855 83S 53E 24 12500m55s
-2522-Aug-0206:47:53 59976 6207 -55923 5 T p- 0.7381 1.0266 71N 28W 42 13501m47s
-2522-Dec-2817:03:00 59964 6205 -55918 -28 P -t 1.2920 0.4642 64N 158W 0
-2521-Jun-2315:01:21 59951 6202 -55912 -23 P -t -1.1153 0.8000 64S 123W 0
-2521-Jul-2222:23:29 59949 6202 -55911 15 P t- 1.4133 0.2247 66N 81W 0
-2521-Dec-1716:29:06 59938 6200 -55906 -18 A -p 0.6002 0.9300 14N 168W 53 32409m04s
-2520-Jun-1206:40:22 59924 6197 -55900 -13 T -p -0.3978 1.0382 2S 26W 67 13903m46s
-2520-Dec-0521:10:14 59911 6195 -55894 -8 A n- -0.1195 0.9796 26S 108E 83 7302m03s
-2519-Jun-0116:39:28 59897 6192 -55888 -3 A p- 0.3870 0.9840 39N 166E 67 6101m29s
-2519-Nov-2508:54:57 59884 6189 -55882 2 T p- -0.7931 1.0230 61S 106W 37 12801m29s
-2518-May-2119:39:44 59871 6187 -55876 7 P t- 1.1833 0.6496 61N 14E 0
-2518-Oct-1613:23:11 59859 6185 -55871 -26 P -t 1.2653 0.5098 60N 44W 0
-2518-Nov-1500:21:11 59857 6184 -55870 12 P t- -1.4276 0.2045 61S 52W 0
-2517-Apr-1107:22:01 59846 6182 -55865 -21 A -p -0.8679 0.9722 50S 2E 29 19502m14s
-2517-Oct-0601:39:27 59833 6180 -55859 -16 A -p 0.6249 0.9817 36N 67E 51 8201m34s
-2516-Mar-3016:38:54 59819 6177 -55853 -11 T nn -0.0625 1.0338 8S 176W 86 11403m01s
-2516-Sep-2407:01:11 59806 6175 -55847 -6 A nn -0.0733 0.9371 4N 38W 86 23507m07s
-2515-Mar-2007:53:24 59793 6172 -55841 -1 T p- 0.6783 1.0674 29N 67W 47 29305m12s
-2515-Sep-1306:44:06 59779 6169 -55835 4 A p- -0.7741 0.9186 33S 55W 39 47208m56s
-2514-Feb-0816:05:54 59768 6167 -55830 -29 P -t -1.1958 0.6389 63S 30W 0
-2514-Mar-1000:52:41 59766 6167 -55829 9 P t- 1.3974 0.2568 61N 6W 0
-2514-Aug-0317:55:17 59755 6165 -55824 -24 P -t 1.3901 0.2860 64N 52W 0
-2514-Sep-0207:52:15 59752 6164 -55823 14 P t- -1.4392 0.2096 62S 106W 0
-2513-Jan-2902:44:17 59741 6162 -55818 -19 A -p -0.5078 0.9740 52S 43E 59 10802m16s
-2513-Jul-2406:01:43 59728 6160 -55812 -14 T -p 0.6038 1.0452 60N 11W 53 18903m09s
-2512-Jan-1805:54:20 59714 6157 -55806 -9 A nn 0.2154 0.9321 12S 19W 78 26009m20s
-2512-Jul-1222:28:56 59701 6154 -55800 -4 T n- -0.1267 1.0726 17N 89E 83 23806m38s
-2511-Jan-0605:19:22 59688 6152 -55794 1 A p- 0.9137 0.9219 42N 14W 24 73208m50s

Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 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
-2511-Jul-0214:37:30 59674 6149 -55788 6 T p- -0.8736 1.0376 38S 153W 29 26103m18s
-2511-Nov-2618:31:01 59663 6147 -55783 -27 P -t -1.2878 0.4684 70S 6E 0
-2510-May-2313:44:40 59650 6145 -55777 -22 P -t 1.0411 0.9015 70N 83E 0
-2510-Nov-1607:43:39 59636 6142 -55771 -17 T -p -0.5711 1.0358 47S 61W 55 14702m44s
-2509-May-1215:25:03 59623 6140 -55765 -12 A np 0.2884 0.9495 27N 170W 73 19305m59s
-2509-Nov-0523:22:02 59610 6137 -55759 -7 T n- 0.0939 1.0397 4S 78E 85 13303m43s
-2508-Apr-3016:59:26 59596 6134 -55753 -2 A p- -0.4820 0.9701 20S 178W 61 12203m26s
-2508-Oct-2512:42:26 59583 6132 -55747 3 A p- 0.7964 0.9897 45N 103W 37 6000m53s
-2507-Mar-2115:57:03 59572 6130 -55742 -30 P -t 1.3814 0.2903 71N 127E 0
-2507-Apr-2000:48:23 59570 6129 -55741 8 P t- -1.2182 0.5957 72S 137E 0
-2507-Sep-1502:03:49 59558 6127 -55736 -25 P -t -1.4443 0.2081 71S 17W 0
-2507-Oct-1419:40:40 59556 6127 -55735 13 P t- 1.5473 0.0289 71N 139W 0
-2506-Mar-1108:04:02 59545 6125 -55730 -20 T -p 0.6284 1.0697 26N 59W 51 29005m54s
-2506-Sep-0401:26:06 59532 6122 -55724 -15 A -p -0.7622 0.9253 33S 36E 40 43108m53s
-2505-Mar-0100:37:21 59518 6120 -55718 -10 Tm nn -0.0939 1.0513 21S 65E 84 17104m43s
-2505-Aug-2404:20:42 59505 6117 -55712 -5 A nn -0.0245 0.9733 17N 3E 89 9603m07s
-2504-Feb-1812:57:41 59492 6114 -55706 0 A p- -0.8666 0.9867 76S 84W 30 9500m54s
-2504-Aug-1214:42:53 59478 6112 -55700 5 T p- 0.6962 1.0270 65N 142W 46 12801m53s
-2503-Jan-0800:39:57 59467 6110 -55695 -28 P -t 1.3147 0.4261 65N 75E 0
-2503-Jul-0322:37:04 59454 6107 -55689 -23 P -t -1.1781 0.6777 64S 111E 0
-2503-Aug-0206:20:23 59452 6107 -55688 15 P t- 1.3677 0.3130 67N 147E 0
-2503-Dec-2800:22:37 59440 6105 -55683 -18 A -p 0.6122 0.9340 14N 70E 52 30908m42s
-2502-Jun-2313:54:41 59427 6102 -55677 -13 T -p -0.4697 1.0321 5S 137W 62 12203m17s
-2502-Dec-1705:33:52 59414 6100 -55671 -8 A n- -0.1140 0.9845 28S 18W 83 5501m34s
-2501-Jun-1223:20:45 59400 6097 -55665 -3 A nn 0.3077 0.9798 37N 67E 72 7501m59s
-2501-Dec-0617:41:30 59387 6094 -55659 2 T p- -0.7904 1.0264 65S 121E 37 14601m40s
-2500-Jun-0101:55:57 59374 6092 -55653 7 P t- 1.0965 0.7980 62N 91W 0
-2500-Oct-2622:11:06 59363 6090 -55648 -26 P -t 1.2682 0.5044 61N 173E 0
-2500-Nov-2509:14:26 59360 6089 -55647 12 P t- -1.4289 0.2020 62S 164E 0

Statistics for Solar Eclipses: -2599 to -2500 (2600 BCE to 2501 BCE)

During the 26th century BCE [2], Earth experienced 239 solar eclipses. The following table lists the number of eclipses of each type over this period.

Solar Eclipses: -2599 to -2500
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 239100.0%
PartialP 79 33.1%
AnnularA 89 37.2%
TotalT 66 27.6%
HybridH 5 2.1%

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 26th 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 155100.0%
Central (two limits) 153 98.7%
Central (one limit) 0 0.0%
Non-Central (one limit) 2 1.3%
Annular Eclipses
Classification Number Percent
All Annular Eclipses 89100.0%
Central (two limits) 88 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:
-2599 to -2500
Number of Eclipses Per Year Number of Years
2 71
3 19
4 10
5 0

There are two solar eclipses in the same same calendar month as follows: -2565 May.

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: -2599 to -2500
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse -2567 Dec 1610m06s -
Shortest Annular Solar Eclipse -2571 Sep 0300m03s -
Longest Total Solar Eclipse -2566 Jun 1007m21s -
Shortest Total Solar Eclipse -2594 Jun 2000m52s -
Longest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -2570 Feb 2601m29s -
Shortest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -2562 Sep 2300m14s -
Largest Partial Solar Eclipse -2539 Jun 12 - 0.93226
Smallest Partial Solar Eclipse -2568 Feb 06 - 0.00813

During the century, 4 Saros series begin and 2 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: -2599 to -2500
Saros Series Number of Eclipses Date First/Last
7 72 -2590 Apr 08First
8 73 -2579 Mar 07First
9 74 -2568 Feb 06First
-32 73 -2565 May 02Last
-31 73 -2554 Mar 31Last
14 85 -2550 Aug 11First

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)

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

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:

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

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.