David Beroff (d4b) wrote,
David Beroff

Eclipses ("eclipsi"?)

Missing the hybrid solar eclipse due to clouds, plus there's that pesky mountain that blocks true sunrise. :-) One thing I learned was that eclipses follow certain periodicities called the Saros cycle, whose series last 12 to 15 centuries. The word Saros derives from the Babylonian term "sar" which is an interval of 3600 years. Today's eclipse is part of Saros Series 143, which spans from 1617 Mar 07 to 2897 Apr 23. Here's a slightly-accelerated time-lapse visualization of that period:

Source: NASA
Tags: scranton, space, weather
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