Saros 141

Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The periodicity and recurrence of solar eclipses is governed by the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 6,585.3 days (18 years 11 days 8 hours). When two eclipses are separated by a period of one Saros, they share a very similar geometry. The two eclipses occur at the same node with the Moon at nearly the same distance from Earth and the same time of year due to a harmonic in three cycles of the Moon's orbit. Thus, the Saros is useful for organizing eclipses into families or series. Each series typically lasts 12 to 13 centuries and contains 70 or more eclipses. Every saros series begins with a number of partial eclipses near one of Earth's polar regions. The series will then produce several dozen central eclipses before ending with a group of partial eclipses near the opposite pole. For more information, see Periodicity of Solar Eclipses.

Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141

The table below lists the concise characteristics of every solar eclipse belonging to Saros 141 . The date and time of each eclipse is given for the instant of Greatest Eclipse. For eclipses between the years -1999 to 3000, the calendar 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 Saros Catalog of Solar Eclipses.

Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141
Seq Num Rel Num Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

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

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
1-33 1613-May-1917:43:35 103 18 -4782 Pb t- 1.5171 0.0712 63N 138E 0 - -
2-32 1631-May-3100:25:37 77 15 -4559 P t- 1.4433 0.1996 64N 28E 0 - -
3-31 1649-Jun-1007:02:36 50 13 -4336 P t- 1.3658 0.3345 65N 81W 0 - -
4-30 1667-Jun-2113:36:07 26 10 -4113 P t- 1.2858 0.4732 66N 170E 0 - -
5-29 1685-Jul-0120:06:06 11 7 -3890 P t- 1.2030 0.6163 67N 62E 0 - -
6-28 1703-Jul-1402:36:33 8 5 -3667 P t- 1.1207 0.7580 68N 46W 0 - -
7-27 1721-Jul-2409:06:55 10 4 -3444 P t- 1.0383 0.8990 69N 155W 0 - -
8-26 1739-Aug-0415:40:56 11 3 -3221 A t- 0.9588 0.9408 80N 43E 16 80103m59s
9-25 1757-Aug-1422:16:45 14 3 -2998 A p- 0.8807 0.9407 72N 113W 28 46704m36s
10-24 1775-Aug-2604:59:40 16 2 -2775 A p- 0.8088 0.9391 61N 132E 36 38305m16s
11-23 1793-Sep-0511:47:24 15 1 -2552 A p- 0.7408 0.9370 52N 23E 42 34606m02s
12-22 1811-Sep-1718:43:45 12 1 -2329 A p- 0.6798 0.9345 43N 86W 47 33006m51s
13-21 1829-Sep-2801:46:53 8 1 -2106 A p- 0.6244 0.9318 35N 164E 51 32307m43s
14-20 1847-Oct-0909:00:22 7 1 -1883 A p- 0.5774 0.9290 28N 53E 55 32308m35s
15-19 1865-Oct-1916:21:13 5 0 -1660 A p- 0.5366 0.9263 21N 60W 57 32609m27s
16-18 1883-Oct-3023:50:54 -6 0 -1437 A p- 0.5030 0.9238 16N 175W 60 33110m17s
17-17 1901-Nov-1107:28:21 -0 0 -1214 A p- 0.4758 0.9216 11N 69E 62 33611m01s
18-16 1919-Nov-2215:14:11 21 0 -991 A p- 0.4549 0.9198 7N 49W 63 34111m37s
19-15 1937-Dec-0223:05:45 24 0 -768 A p- 0.4389 0.9184 4N 168W 64 34412m00s
20-14 1955-Dec-1407:02:25 31 0 -545 A p- 0.4266 0.9176 2N 72E 65 34612m09s
21-13 1973-Dec-2415:02:44 44 0 -322 A p- 0.4171 0.9174 1N 48W 65 34512m02s
22-12 1992-Jan-0423:05:37 58 0 -99 A p- 0.4091 0.9179 1N 170W 66 34011m41s
23-11 2010-Jan-1507:07:39 66 0 124 A p- 0.4002 0.9190 2N 69E 66 33311m08s
24-10 2028-Jan-2615:08:59 73 1 347 A p- 0.3901 0.9208 3N 52W 67 32310m27s
25 -9 2046-Feb-0523:06:26 83 4 570 A p- 0.3765 0.9232 5N 171W 68 31009m42s
26 -8 2064-Feb-1707:00:23 95 9 793 A p- 0.3597 0.9262 7N 70E 69 29508m56s
27 -7 2082-Feb-2714:47:00 110 14 1016 A p- 0.3361 0.9298 9N 47W 70 27708m12s
28 -6 2100-Mar-1022:28:11 127 20 1239 A n- 0.3077 0.9338 12N 163W 72 25707m29s
29 -5 2118-Mar-2206:00:55 147 27 1462 A n- 0.2719 0.9382 14N 84E 74 23706m50s
30 -4 2136-Apr-0113:26:19 170 35 1685 A nn 0.2295 0.9430 16N 27W 77 21606m14s
31 -3 2154-Apr-1220:43:01 195 43 1908 A nn 0.1794 0.9478 18N 135W 80 19505m42s
32 -2 2172-Apr-2303:53:15 223 52 2131 A nn 0.1234 0.9528 19N 119E 83 17405m11s
33 -1 2190-May-0410:56:30 253 61 2354 A nn 0.0608 0.9577 19N 15E 86 15404m45s
34 0 2208-May-1517:53:06 286 71 2577 A nn -0.0080 0.9625 19N 88W 90 13604m19s
35 1 2226-May-2700:45:11 321 81 2800 A nn -0.0810 0.9670 17N 171E 85 11903m55s
36 2 2244-Jun-0607:33:12 359 92 3023 Am nn -0.1581 0.9712 14N 70E 81 10503m31s
37 3 2262-Jun-1714:19:15 400 104 3246 A nn -0.2377 0.9750 10N 31W 76 9203m08s
38 4 2280-Jun-2721:03:20 443 116 3469 A nn -0.3198 0.9784 5N 132W 71 8102m45s
39 5 2298-Jul-0903:49:01 489 128 3692 A -p -0.4013 0.9811 1S 126E 66 7302m23s
40 6 2316-Jul-2010:36:17 537 141 3915 A -p -0.4819 0.9834 8S 22E 61 6702m02s
Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141
Seq Num Rel Num Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

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

°
Long

°
Sun Alt
°
Path Width km Central Dur
41 7 2334-Jul-3117:26:33 588 154 4138 A -p -0.5608 0.9851 16S 83W 56 6401m45s
42 8 2352-Aug-1100:21:34 641 168 4361 A -p -0.6366 0.9862 24S 170E 50 6301m32s
43 9 2370-Aug-2207:22:20 697 182 4584 A -p -0.7082 0.9867 32S 61E 45 6601m22s
44 10 2388-Sep-0114:30:25 756 197 4807 A -p -0.7744 0.9867 41S 51W 39 7301m15s
45 11 2406-Sep-1221:45:22 817 212 5030 A -p -0.8356 0.9862 50S 167W 33 8801m11s
46 12 2424-Sep-2305:09:45 881 227 5253 A -p -0.8896 0.9853 59S 73E 27 11401m08s
47 13 2442-Oct-0412:42:59 947 243 5476 A -p -0.9371 0.9838 67S 56W 20 16601m08s
48 14 2460-Oct-1420:25:56 1016 259 5699 A -p -0.9775 0.9817 74S 155E 11 32801m09s
49 15 2478-Oct-2604:18:20 1088 276 5922 P -t -1.0109 0.9644 71S 14W 0 - -
50 16 2496-Nov-0512:20:22 1162 293 6145 P -t -1.0373 0.9173 70S 148W 0 - -
51 17 2514-Nov-1720:31:20 1238 311 6368 P -t -1.0572 0.8818 69S 78E 0 - -
52 18 2532-Nov-2804:49:24 1317 329 6591 P -t -1.0722 0.8552 68S 58W 0 - -
53 19 2550-Dec-0913:15:39 1399 347 6814 P -t -1.0815 0.8389 67S 164E 0 - -
54 20 2568-Dec-1921:46:59 1484 366 7037 P -t -1.0877 0.8283 66S 26E 0 - -
55 21 2586-Dec-3106:23:24 1571 385 7260 P -t -1.0904 0.8242 65S 112W 0 - -
56 22 2605-Jan-1115:01:03 1660 405 7483 P -t -1.0928 0.8206 64S 109E 0 - -
57 23 2623-Jan-2223:41:22 1752 425 7706 P -t -1.0938 0.8199 63S 30W 0 - -
58 24 2641-Feb-0208:20:02 1847 445 7929 P -t -1.0971 0.8150 63S 169W 0 - -
59 25 2659-Feb-1316:57:13 1944 466 8152 P -t -1.1021 0.8072 62S 53E 0 - -
60 26 2677-Feb-2401:29:53 2044 487 8375 P -t -1.1114 0.7915 62S 83W 0 - -
61 27 2695-Mar-0709:58:53 2146 508 8598 P -t -1.1242 0.7693 61S 141E 0 - -
62 28 2713-Mar-1818:21:30 2251 530 8821 P -t -1.1428 0.7361 61S 8E 0 - -
63 29 2731-Mar-3002:38:12 2359 552 9044 P -t -1.1670 0.6924 61S 125W 0 - -
64 30 2749-Apr-0910:47:44 2469 575 9267 P -t -1.1976 0.6362 61S 104E 0 - -
65 31 2767-Apr-2018:51:17 2581 598 9490 P -t -1.2336 0.5693 62S 25W 0 - -
66 32 2785-May-0102:47:01 2697 621 9713 P -t -1.2765 0.4886 62S 152W 0 - -
67 33 2803-May-1210:37:17 2814 645 9936 P -t -1.3244 0.3975 63S 82E 0 - -
68 34 2821-May-2218:20:58 2935 669 10159 P -t -1.3780 0.2948 64S 43W 0 - -
69 35 2839-Jun-0302:01:13 3058 693 10382 P -t -1.4351 0.1847 65S 167W 0 - -
70 36 2857-Jun-1309:35:01 3183 718 10605 Pe -t -1.4974 0.0636 66S 70E 0 - -

Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 141

Solar eclipses of Saros 141 all occur at the Moon’s ascending node and the Moon moves southward with each eclipse. The series began with a partial eclipse in the northern hemisphere on 1613 May 19. The series will end with a partial eclipse in the southern hemisphere on 2857 Jun 13. The total duration of Saros series 141 is 1244.08 years.

Summary of Saros 141
First Eclipse 1613 May 19
Last Eclipse 2857 Jun 13
Series Duration 1244.08 Years
No. of Eclipses 70
Sequence 7P 41A 22P

Saros 141 is composed of 70 solar eclipses as follows:

Solar Eclipses of Saros 141
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 70100.0%
PartialP 29 41.4%
AnnularA 41 58.6%
TotalT 0 0.0%
HybridH 0 0.0%

Umbral eclipses (annular, total and hybrid) can be further classified as either: 1) Central (two limits), 2) Central (one limit) or 3) Non-Central (one limit). The statistical distribution of these classes in Saros series 141 appears in the following table.

Umbral Eclipses of Saros 141
Classification Number Percent
All Umbral Eclipses 41100.0%
Central (two limits) 41100.0%
Central (one limit) 0 0.0%
Non-Central (one limit) 0 0.0%

The 70 eclipses in Saros 141 occur in the following order : 7P 41A 22P

The longest and shortest central eclipses of Saros 141 as well as largest and smallest partial eclipses appear below.

Extreme Durations and Magnitudes of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse 1955 Dec 1412m09s -
Shortest Annular Solar Eclipse 2442 Oct 0401m08s -
Largest Partial Solar Eclipse 2478 Oct 26 - 0.96442
Smallest Partial Solar Eclipse 2857 Jun 13 - 0.06364

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 books Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 and 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 data from this page when accompanied by an acknowledgment:

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

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