Key to Solar Eclipse Decade Tables

Fred Espenak

The following key gives detailed descriptions of each column in the Solar Eclipse Decade Tables.

Column     Heading     Definition/Description
   1      Calendar     Calendar Date at instant of Greatest Eclipse. 
            Date       Gregorian Calendar is used for dates after 1582 Oct 15.  
                       Julian Calendar is used for dates before 1582 Oct 04.   

   2         TD of     Dynamical Time (TD) of Greatest Eclipse, the instant 
           Greatest    when the axis of the Moon's shadow cone passes closest
           Eclipse     to Earth's center.

   3       Eclipse     Eclipse Type of Total, Annular or Hybrid.

   4       Saros       Saros series number of eclipse.
           Series      (Each eclipse in a Saros is separated by an interval
                       of 18 years 11.3 days.)

   5       Eclipse     Eclipse magnitude is the fraction of the Sun's 
          Magnitude    diameter obscured by the Moon. For annular, total and 
                       hybrid eclipses, this value is actually the diameter 
                       ratio of Moon/Sun.

   6      Central      Central Line Duration of total or annular phase
          Duration     at greatest eclipse (minutes and seconds).

   7     Geographic    Description of location where each eclipse is visible from.
         Region of     Countries and regions within the path of total or annular 
          Eclipse      eclipses are listed inside [ ] brackets.

Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of solar eclipses. Every eclipse has links to a global map, an interactive Google map, and a dedicated web page for that eclipse.

Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100