Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses

-2999 to 3000 (3000 BCE to 3000 CE)

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 table below is an index of links to each of the 100-year catalogs. It also contains some statistics on the number of partial, annular, total and hybrid eclipses each century.

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 entire six-millennium period are presented in the Eclipse Statistics tables following the Index to the Catalog of Solar Eclipses.

Index to the Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses
Century Interval Number of Eclipses Number of Partial Eclipses Number of Annular Eclipsesa Number of Total Eclipsesb Number of Hybrid Eclipses
-2999 to -2900 246 88 80 [0] 59 [0] 19
-2899 to -2800 233 80 82 [3] 64 [0] 4
-2799 to -2700 224 82 71 [4] 57 [0] 10
-2699 to -2600 226 79 79 [2] 63 [1] 2
-2599 to -2500 239 79 88 [1] 65 [1] 5
-2499 to -2400 256 95 87 [1] 65 [1] 7
-2399 to -2300 249 94 88 [0] 67 [0] 0
-2299 to -2200 237 85 77 [2] 65 [0] 8
-2199 to -2100 225 77 73 [1] 67 [2] 5
-2099 to -2000 225 80 65 [2] 68 [1] 9
-1999 to -1900 238 83 70 [1] 62 [0] 22
-1899 to -1800 251 91 80 [0] 62 [1] 17
-1799 to -1700 254 95 73 [1] 63 [1] 21
-1699 to -1600 230 75 70 [1] 60 [0] 24
-1599 to -1500 225 77 65 [2] 59 [1] 21
-1499 to -1400 226 77 65 [4] 61 [1] 18
-1399 to -1300 234 76 83 [1] 68 [0] 6
-1299 to -1200 250 93 86 [0] 64 [0] 7
-1199 to -1100 252 93 89 [0] 63 [0] 7
-1099 to -1000 238 79 89 [2] 67 [1] 0
-0999 to -0900 226 84 74 [1] 58 [3] 6
-0899 to -0800 225 80 73 [2] 64 [2] 4
-0799 to -0700 234 79 88 [0] 64 [0] 3
-0699 to -0600 252 95 86 [1] 63 [0] 7
-0599 to -0500 255 96 85 [1] 65 [0] 8
-0499 to -0400 241 84 76 [2] 62 [0] 17
-0399 to -0300 225 83 62 [1] 56 [0] 23
-0299 to -0200 226 83 61 [1] 55 [2] 24
-0199 to -0100 237 80 71 [2] 62 [1] 21
-0099 to 0000 251 92 77 [0] 64 [1] 17
0001 to 0100 249 91 74 [1] 58 [0] 25
0101 to 0200 237 80 75 [2] 63 [1] 16
0201 to 0300 227 79 70 [4] 69 [0] 5
0301 to 0400 222 74 74 [1] 65 [1] 7
0401 to 0500 233 80 83 [1] 67 [0] 2
0501 to 0600 251 93 86 [1] 65 [0] 6
0601 to 0700 251 90 89 [1] 67 [0] 4
0701 to 0800 233 77 86 [2] 66 [0] 2
0801 to 0900 222 78 72 [2] 62 [2] 6
0901 to 1000 227 76 83 [1] 65 [1] 1
1001 to 1100 241 84 90 [0] 61 [0] 6
1101 to 1200 250 92 82 [0] 61 [0] 15
1201 to 1300 246 87 80 [1] 60 [0] 18
1301 to 1400 229 76 72 [3] 54 [0] 24
1401 to 1500 222 77 62 [3] 60 [1] 19
1501 to 1600 228 75 69 [3] 62 [0] 19
1601 to 1700 248 89 74 [0] 60 [1] 24
1701 to 1800 251 92 78 [0] 62 [0] 19
1801 to 1900 242 87 77 [0] 63 [0] 15
1901 to 2000 228 78 71 [2] 68 [3] 6
2001 to 2100 224 77 70 [2] 67 [1] 7
2101 to 2200 235 79 82 [5] 65 [0] 4
2201 to 2300 248 92 86 [0] 67 [0] 3
2301 to 2400 248 88 86 [0] 66 [0] 8
2401 to 2500 237 81 87 [2] 65 [1] 1
2501 to 2600 225 83 71 [1] 63 [1] 6
2601 to 2700 227 77 78 [3] 64 [0] 5
2701 to 2800 242 84 92 [0] 63 [0] 3
2801 to 2900 254 95 86 [1] 63 [0] 9
2901 to 3000 248 91 80 [2] 64 [0] 11

a. The first value is the number of central annular eclipses, while the second (in square brackets) is the number of non-central annular eclipses

b. The first value is the number of central total eclipses, while the second (in square brackets) is the number of non-central total eclipses

Statistics for Solar Eclipses: -2999 to 3000 (3000 BCE to 3000 CE)

During the 6 Millennium period -2999 to 3000 (3000 BCE to 3000 CE[1]), Earth will experience 14255 solar eclipses. The following table lists the number of eclipses of each type over this period.

Solar Eclipses: -2999 - 3000
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 14255100.0%
PartialP 5036 35.3%
AnnularA 4761 33.4%
TotalT 3820 26.8%
HybridH 638 4.5%

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 30th century CE 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 8581100.0%
Central (two limits) 8356 97.4%
Central (one limit) 109 1.3%
Non-Central (one limit) 116 1.4%
Annular Eclipses
Classification Number Percent
All Annular Eclipses 4761100.0%
Central (two limits) 4600 96.6%
Central (one limit) 78 1.6%
Non-Central (one limit) 83 1.7%
Total Eclipses
Classification Number Percent
All Total Eclipses 3820100.0%
Central (two limits) 3756 98.3%
Central (one limit) 31 0.8%
Non-Central (one limit) 33 0.9%

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:
-2999 to 3000
Number of Eclipses Per Year Number of Years
24343
31092
4532
5 33

The years containing five solar eclipses are as follows: -2959, -2912, -2894, -2438, -2373, -2326, -2308, -2261, -1852, -1805, -1787, -1740, -1675, -1154, -1089, -568, -503, -438, -373, 18, 83, 148, 604, 669, 734, 1255, 1805, 1935, 2206, 2709, 2774, 2839, 2904.

The Number of Years with two solar eclipses in the same month: 52

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 Solar Eclipses: -2999 to 3000
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse 0150 Dec 0712m23s -
Shortest Annular Solar Eclipse 2931 Dec 3000m00s -
Longest Total Solar Eclipse 2186 Jul 1607m29s -
Shortest Total Solar Eclipse 0919 Feb 0300m09s -
Longest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -0979 Aug 1301m48s -
Shortest Hybrid Solar Eclipse -2750 May 0700m00s -
Largest Partial Solar Eclipse -2746 Feb 22 - 0.99949
Smallest Partial Solar Eclipse 0050 Oct 04 - 0.00008

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)

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Acknowledgments

Some of the data presented in the Catalog of Solar Eclipses were previously published in the Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 and the 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 this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:

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

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