Saros 150

Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 150

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 150

The table below lists the concise characteristics of every solar eclipse belonging to Saros 150 . 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 150
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
1-35 1729-Aug-2413:48:31 10 4 -3344 Pb t- -1.5430 0.0067 62S 95W 0 - -
2-34 1747-Sep-0421:07:56 12 3 -3121 P t- -1.4881 0.1086 61S 146E 0 - -
3-33 1765-Sep-1504:32:34 15 2 -2898 P t- -1.4378 0.2009 61S 26E 0 - -
4-32 1783-Sep-2612:04:17 17 2 -2675 P t- -1.3935 0.2814 61S 95W 0 - -
5-31 1801-Oct-0719:42:34 13 1 -2452 P t- -1.3552 0.3505 61S 141E 0 - -
6-30 1819-Oct-1903:27:17 12 1 -2229 P t- -1.3227 0.4085 61S 16E 0 - -
7-29 1837-Oct-2911:19:24 5 1 -2006 P t- -1.2967 0.4542 62S 110W 0 - -
8-28 1855-Nov-0919:17:51 7 0 -1783 P t- -1.2767 0.4892 62S 121E 0 - -
9-27 1873-Nov-2003:22:52 -2 0 -1560 P t- -1.2625 0.5138 63S 9W 0 - -
10-26 1891-Dec-0111:31:08 -6 0 -1337 P t- -1.2515 0.5326 64S 141W 0 - -
11-25 1909-Dec-1219:44:48 10 0 -1114 P t- -1.2456 0.5424 65S 86E 0 - -
12-24 1927-Dec-2403:59:41 24 0 -891 P t- -1.2416 0.5490 66S 48W 0 - -
13-23 1946-Jan-0312:16:11 27 0 -668 P t- -1.2392 0.5529 67S 178E 0 - -
14-22 1964-Jan-1420:30:08 35 0 -445 P t- -1.2354 0.5592 68S 43E 0 - -
15-21 1982-Jan-2504:42:53 52 0 -222 P t- -1.2311 0.5663 69S 92W 0 - -
16-20 2000-Feb-0512:50:27 64 0 1 P t- -1.2233 0.5795 70S 134E 0 - -
17-19 2018-Feb-1520:52:33 69 0 224 P t- -1.2116 0.5991 71S 1E 0 - -
18-18 2036-Feb-2704:46:49 77 2 447 P t- -1.1942 0.6286 72S 131W 0 - -
19-17 2054-Mar-0912:33:40 88 6 670 P t- -1.1711 0.6678 72S 98E 0 - -
20-16 2072-Mar-1920:10:31 101 11 893 P t- -1.1405 0.7199 72S 31W 0 - -
21-15 2090-Mar-3103:38:08 117 17 1116 P t- -1.1028 0.7843 72S 157W 0 - -
22-14 2108-Apr-1110:55:37 136 23 1339 P t- -1.0573 0.8620 72S 80E 0 - -
23-13 2126-Apr-2218:04:22 157 30 1562 A- t- -1.0051 0.9514 71S 40W 0 - -
24-12 2144-May-0301:02:06 181 38 1785 A t- -0.9441 0.9363 54S 176W 19 72706m09s
25-11 2162-May-1407:52:46 207 47 2008 A p- -0.8775 0.9396 42S 72E 28 46706m37s
26-10 2180-May-2414:34:27 236 56 2231 A p- -0.8035 0.9422 33S 34W 36 35906m59s
27 -9 2198-Jun-0421:11:35 267 65 2454 A p- -0.7259 0.9443 24S 136W 43 29907m13s
28 -8 2216-Jun-1603:41:04 301 75 2677 A p- -0.6420 0.9458 17S 124E 50 26007m20s
29 -7 2234-Jun-2710:09:34 338 86 2900 A p- -0.5572 0.9468 10S 25E 56 23507m18s
30 -6 2252-Jul-0716:34:11 377 97 3123 A p- -0.4686 0.9473 5S 71W 62 21807m10s
31 -5 2270-Jul-1822:59:54 419 109 3346 A p- -0.3810 0.9474 1S 168W 68 20806m57s
32 -4 2288-Jul-2905:25:23 463 121 3569 A pn -0.2929 0.9469 3N 97E 73 20306m46s
33 -3 2306-Aug-1011:55:09 510 134 3792 A nn -0.2083 0.9461 5N 0E 78 20206m37s
34 -2 2324-Aug-2018:28:21 559 147 4015 A nn -0.1260 0.9449 6N 97W 83 20506m33s
35 -1 2342-Sep-0101:06:54 612 160 4238 A nn -0.0480 0.9434 6N 165E 87 20906m34s
36 0 2360-Sep-1107:52:24 666 174 4461 Am nn 0.0244 0.9415 6N 65E 89 21706m41s
37 1 2378-Sep-2214:45:47 723 189 4684 A nn 0.0904 0.9396 5N 38W 85 22506m54s
38 2 2396-Oct-0221:48:06 783 203 4907 A nn 0.1494 0.9375 4N 142W 81 23407m12s
39 3 2414-Oct-1404:58:49 845 219 5130 A nn 0.2016 0.9355 2N 111E 78 24507m34s
40 4 2432-Oct-2412:19:57 910 234 5353 A nn 0.2455 0.9335 1N 1E 76 25508m01s
Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 150
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 5 2450-Nov-0419:49:30 978 250 5576 A nn 0.2828 0.9318 0S 111W 74 26408m30s
42 6 2468-Nov-1503:28:22 1048 267 5799 A -n 0.3126 0.9304 1S 135E 72 27308m59s
43 7 2486-Nov-2611:15:06 1120 284 6022 A -n 0.3364 0.9294 2S 18E 70 28009m26s
44 8 2504-Dec-0719:10:07 1196 301 6245 A -n 0.3536 0.9289 2S 101W 69 28409m46s
45 9 2522-Dec-1903:10:39 1273 319 6468 A -n 0.3668 0.9290 2S 139E 68 28609m58s
46 10 2540-Dec-2911:15:57 1354 337 6691 A -n 0.3766 0.9296 1S 18E 68 28509m57s
47 11 2559-Jan-0919:24:27 1437 356 6914 A -n 0.3841 0.9308 1N 105W 67 28009m43s
48 12 2577-Jan-2003:34:58 1522 374 7137 A -n 0.3901 0.9327 3N 132E 67 27309m18s
49 13 2595-Jan-3111:44:00 1610 394 7360 A -n 0.3981 0.9352 6N 10E 67 26308m42s
50 14 2613-Feb-1119:51:42 1701 413 7583 A -n 0.4076 0.9382 10N 113W 66 25008m00s
51 15 2631-Feb-2303:55:08 1794 434 7806 A -p 0.4211 0.9419 14N 125E 65 23607m13s
52 16 2649-Mar-0511:55:18 1890 454 8029 A -p 0.4378 0.9460 19N 4E 64 22006m25s
53 17 2667-Mar-1619:47:38 1988 475 8252 A -p 0.4614 0.9506 25N 115W 62 20305m36s
54 18 2685-Mar-2703:35:07 2089 496 8475 A -p 0.4895 0.9554 31N 126E 61 18504m48s
55 19 2703-Apr-0811:13:57 2193 518 8698 A -p 0.5257 0.9605 37N 10E 58 16704m01s
56 20 2721-Apr-1818:47:23 2299 540 8921 A -p 0.5666 0.9657 44N 104W 55 15003m17s
57 21 2739-Apr-3002:11:53 2408 562 9144 A -p 0.6158 0.9708 51N 144E 52 13302m37s
58 22 2757-May-1009:32:08 2519 585 9367 A -p 0.6691 0.9758 59N 34E 48 11602m01s
59 23 2775-May-2116:45:17 2633 608 9590 A -p 0.7292 0.9804 67N 73W 43 10201m31s
60 24 2793-May-3123:54:27 2749 632 9813 A -p 0.7933 0.9846 75N 174W 37 9001m06s
61 25 2811-Jun-1206:58:43 2868 655 10036 A -p 0.8624 0.9880 83N 101E 30 8400m47s
62 26 2829-Jun-2214:01:22 2990 680 10259 A -p 0.9335 0.9904 83N 97E 21 9700m35s
63 27 2847-Jul-0321:02:23 3114 704 10482 P -t 1.0067 0.9774 65N 32E 0 - -
64 28 2865-Jul-1404:02:58 3240 729 10705 P -t 1.0809 0.8445 64N 82W 0 - -
65 29 2883-Jul-2511:05:17 3370 754 10928 P -t 1.1545 0.7115 63N 164E 0 - -
66 30 2901-Aug-0518:10:14 3502 780 11151 P -t 1.2267 0.5800 63N 49E 0 - -
67 31 2919-Aug-1701:18:44 3636 806 11374 P -t 1.2964 0.4525 62N 67W 0 - -
68 32 2937-Aug-2708:32:05 3773 833 11597 P -t 1.3628 0.3304 62N 177E 0 - -
69 33 2955-Sep-0715:51:35 3913 859 11820 P -t 1.4247 0.2163 61N 59E 0 - -
70 34 2973-Sep-1723:18:40 4055 887 12043 P -t 1.4813 0.1118 61N 61W 0 - -
71 35 2991-Sep-2906:52:14 4199 914 12266 Pe -t 1.5333 0.0155 61N 177E 0 - -

Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 150

Solar eclipses of Saros 150 all occur at the Moon’s descending node and the Moon moves northward with each eclipse. The series began with a partial eclipse in the southern hemisphere on 1729 Aug 24. The series will end with a partial eclipse in the northern hemisphere on 2991 Sep 29. The total duration of Saros series 150 is 1262.11 years.

Summary of Saros 150
First Eclipse 1729 Aug 24
Last Eclipse 2991 Sep 29
Series Duration 1262.11 Years
No. of Eclipses 71
Sequence 22P 40A 9P

Saros 150 is composed of 71 solar eclipses as follows:

Solar Eclipses of Saros 150
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 71100.0%
PartialP 31 43.7%
AnnularA 40 56.3%
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 150 appears in the following table.

Umbral Eclipses of Saros 150
Classification Number Percent
All Umbral Eclipses 40100.0%
Central (two limits) 39 97.5%
Central (one limit) 0 0.0%
Non-Central (one limit) 1 2.5%

The 71 eclipses in Saros 150 occur in the following order : 22P 40A 9P

The longest and shortest central eclipses of Saros 150 as well as largest and smallest partial eclipses appear below.

Extreme Durations and Magnitudes of Solar Eclipses of Saros 150
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Annular Solar Eclipse 2522 Dec 1909m58s -
Shortest Annular Solar Eclipse 2829 Jun 2200m35s -
Largest Partial Solar Eclipse 2847 Jul 03 - 0.97740
Smallest Partial Solar Eclipse 1729 Aug 24 - 0.00668

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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