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  Eclipse cycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eclipses may occur when the Earth and Moon are on one line with the Sun, and the shadow of one body cast by the Sun falls on the other.
This is nearly equal to 19 tropical years, but is also 5 "octon" periods and close to 20 eclipse years: so it yields a short series of eclipses on the same calendar date.
Newcomb (1882): On the recurrence of solar eclipses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eclipse_cycle   (1646 words)

 Year article - Year orbit Earth Seasonal year Calendar year Astronomical year Variation - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A tropical year is the time for the Earth to complete one revolution with respect to the framework provided by the intersection of the ecliptic (the plane of the orbit of the Earth) and the plane of the equator (the plane perpendicular to the rotation axis of the Earth).
The eclipse year or ecliptic year is the time for the Sun (as seen from the Earth) to complete one revolution with respect to a node of the Moon's orbit (the points where the Moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic).
A heliacal year or sidereal year is the interval between the heliacal risings of a star.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Year   (993 words)

 Year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A seasonal year is the time between successive recurrences of a seasonal event such as the flooding of a river, the migration of a species of bird, the flowering of a species of plant, the first frost, or the first scheduled game of a certain sport.
The draconitic year, eclipse year or ecliptic year is the time for the Sun (as seen from the Earth) to complete one revolution with respect to the same lunar node (a point where the Moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic).
The Gaussian year is the sidereal year for a planet of negligible mass (relative to the Sun) and unperturbed by other planets that is governed by the Gaussian gravitational constant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Year   (1593 words)

 Laser Beamed Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Eclipse duration is maximum at the equinox, when it reaches 69 minutes, about 5 percent of the orbit [3].
Since the eclipse power requirement is for 90 periods per year of roughly one hour, 99.9% beam availability corresponds to a 9% chance of losing illumination per year, or a 11 year mean time between loss of illumination.
Since the average eclipse duration is less than this, in general a single loss of illumination will not be a contractrual lapse if the satellite can be re-acquired quickly after eclipse and other failures do not occur.
powerweb.grc.nasa.gov /pvsee/publications/lasers/IAF92_0600.html   (5433 words)

 Eclipses During 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Partial phases of the eclipse are visible from much of Europe (except Spain and Portugal) and the Middle East where the event occurs at sunrise, as well as from central and northern Asia (excluding most of China, South East Asia and Japan).
Eclipse obscuration is defined as the fraction of the Sun's surface area occulted by the Moon.
For lunar eclipses, the diameter of the umbral shadow was enlarged by 2% to compensate for Earth's atmosphere and the effects of oblateness have been included.
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov /eclipse/OH/OH2003.html   (2952 words)

 A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Solar eclipses in an odd-numbered Saros series occur near the ascending node of the lunar orbit: they start with a small partial eclipse in the northern polar regions and slowly progress southwards, ending with a small partial eclipse in the southern polar regions.
Solar eclipses in an even-numbered Saros series occur near the descending node of the lunar orbit: they start with a small partial eclipse in the southern polar regions and slowly progress northwards, ending with a small partial eclipse in the northern polar regions.
Rules the regularity of lunar eclipse tetrads (four successive lunar eclipses that are all total and occur at intervals of six lunations) and solar eclipse duos (two solar eclipses at an interval of one lunation).
www.phys.uu.nl /~vgent/calendar/eclipsecycles.htm   (5388 words)

However for the sun who's distance from the earth changes throughout the year, the shape of the analemma (figure eight on globes and sundials) embodies what is known as the equation of time for an example how this rate varies with time.
The duration of an eclipse-season results from the fact that the sun's eclipse zone is 37 degrees or within 18.5 degrees of the node (point on orbital plane where moon crosses).
However, because the moon's eclipse zone is 12.25 degree from the node (or 24.5 degrees wide) and it takes 30.616 degrees for the moon to travel to its nodal position a synodic month later, the moon cannot have more than one partial or total eclipse during a three eclipse-season.
climate.gi.alaska.edu /Curtis/astro1.html   (2099 words)

 Eclipses During 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Although the eclipse is not central (the Moon passes north of the shadow axis), the total phase still lasts 62 minutes.
The second lunar eclipse of the year is partial and occurs in eastern Sagittarius three degrees north of Nunki (Sigma Sag).
The last solar eclipse of 2001 is an annular eclipse visible primarily from the western hemisphere (Figure 5).
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov /eclipse/OH/OH2001.html   (2890 words)

 BENNER CYCLES & ECLIPSE CYCLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The key years were 1819, 1837, 1857, 1873 which were all found in the 36 year sub-cycles Series 1 of the 56 year cycle (see Table A, Appendix 2).
Eclipse cycles are important due to their influence in tidal cycles experienced on the Earth rather than the phenomenon of eclipses themselves.
However, this is not an eclipse cycle and requires the addition of 0.5 synodic month to attain the desired cycle of 99.5 synodic months.
www.davidmcminn.com /pages/beneclipse.htm   (2689 words)

 Eclipses During 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The first eclipse of the year is a deep penumbral lunar eclipse visible from parts of the Western Hemisphere.
The first solar eclipse of 2002 is annular with a path that stretches the breadth of the Pacific Ocean.
The last penumbral lunar eclipse of 2002 is also the deepest lunar eclipse of the year.
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov /eclipse/OH/OH2002.html   (2534 words)

 Tiznow Is Horse of the Year; Complete Eclipse Rundown - bloodhorse.com
Frankel, whose year was highlighted by three million-dollar stakes victories in a one-month period, tied with Orseno in the DRF, with Lake one vote back; beat Orseno by three votes in the NTWA; and lost decisively to Lake in the NTRA.
Macho Uno, as is the case in most years in the 2-year-old category, won his Eclipse Award based solely on a victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr.
IT) winner Perfect Sting was nearly perfect in the Eclipse voting as well, defeating Tout Charmant 47 to two in the DRF vote, Gaviola 52 to one in the NTRA, and sweeping all 118 votes in the NTWA.
www.bloodhorse.com /viewstory.asp?id=2668   (1381 words)

 Astrology on the Web: Eclipse Effect
This eclipse cycle won't recur until 2020, so this is your chance to take the initiative, ask yourself fundamental questions about what you really want to do with this area of your life, and then make the radical decisions necessary.
He gathered his troops on the borders of Kuwait on the lunar eclipse in late July 1990, two weeks before the solar eclipse on which date the UN mandate to oppose him was agreed.
This December Solar Eclipse is in a tricky Saros Cycle, usually accompanying a mood of high frustration, intense emotional reactions and a sense of being stuck with circumstances or relationship matters, seemingly beyond personal control.
www.astrologycom.com /eclipseorr.html   (2188 words)

 Eclipse Glossary
eclipse -- the alignment of celestial bodies so that one is obscured, either partially or totally, by the other.
eclipse season -- the period of time when the Sun is near alignment with a lunar node, during which eclipses may take place.
The Moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic plane at the ascending node and the descending node.
www.earthview.com /resources/glossary.htm   (1252 words)

 SacredSax.com - SunShine - Cycles of the Sun - Seasons - Wheel of the Year - Solar Year - Solar Eclipse 2003 - Solar ...
The Celtic Year is divided into two halves, the dark and the light.
The year is further divided with the celebration of Imbolc (Feb 1) and Lammas (Aug 1) each marking the halfway point between the dark and light halves.
This is the beginning of the dark half of the year when darkness rules.
www.sacredsax.com /sun.shtml   (570 words)

 Definition of Eclipse cycle
The reason is that the orbit of the Moon precesses backward with respect to the ecliptic, and makes a full circle in somewhat less than 9 years.
The period to return to the same node is called eclipse year, and is about 1/9th year shorter than a sidereal year because of the precession of the nodes of the Moon's orbit in about 9 years.
12 months (a lunar year) is a little longer than an eclipse year: the Sun has returned to the node, so more eclipses may occur.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Eclipse_cycle   (1487 words)

 Railbird: Eclipse Awards Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It's early in the year yet, but talk is already turning to the subject of who might win 2005 Horse of the Year.
The finalists for this year's Eclipse Awards were announced Wednesday afternoon.
This year's crop of three-year-olds may be ill-fated -- Lion Heart, Birdstone, and The Cliff's Edge were all retired with fractures -- but it's not inferior.
www.jessicachapel.com /railbird/archives/eclipse_awards   (755 words)

 BookPage Nonfiction Review: 1831: Year of Eclipse
The full eclipse of the sun that occurred on February 12 had been widely heralded, and so was not the fright that some earlier eclipses had been.
It was, for example, the year of the visit of Alexis de Tocqueville, the pre-eminent observer of America, who, like many other foreigners, saw civil war as inevitable.
It was the year that a more caustic English observer, Frances Trollope, left the country, liking nothing and scorning in particular the "vehement expressions of insane or hypocritical zeal" offered by itinerant preachers -- for which another modern parallel might be the scarifying nutcases infesting the "paid programming" recesses of television.
www.bookpage.com /0103bp/nonfiction/1831.html   (729 words)

 Eclipses and Festivals in Ancient Egypt!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Inspired by solar eclipses, the ancient Egyptians believed the Sun, the creator of the universe in the cosmogonies of Heliopolis and Hermopolis to have created herself and have been born through a solar eclipse.
It is unlikely that the solar eclipses that were visible in ancient Egypt were not followed by special religious festivals, the erection of temples, shrines, or obelisks.
The 30th year in rule, claiming that she was the immediate successor of her father Pharaoh Thutmose I (1504-1492 BC) (17).
members.aol.com /kcstarguy/blacksun/echisegyptef.htm   (1867 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: 1831: Year of Eclipse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Masur's inability to directly tie the eclipse into the events of 1831 and the surrounding years, however, should not distract the reader from this well researched and informative description of the changes taking place in the United States.
1831 was a watershed year, a year in which some sluices were opened and others closed, a time when the roiling waters of liberty and democracy were undermining the foundations of elites, when the promises of revolutionary America were being extended to, revoked from, or taken up focibly by its people.
It is a fascinating time, and "1831 Year of Eclipse" lays out the key events of this era with admirable clarity.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0809041197   (1210 words)

 Iranian eclipse page
Because of some of the political difficulties involved the trip was touch-and-go until literally the last minute, but fortunately we were indeed able to go, and it was a trip that immensely touched all of us on the delegation.
We viewed the eclipse -- in almost perfectly clear skies -- from a lakeside resort near the town of Chadegan (located approximately 130 km west-northwest of Esfahan) but, perhaps more importantly, we were able to meet and interact with the Iranian people.
The Southwest Institute is proud and honored to have been a part of this demonstration that scientific events, such as solar eclipses, can be used to accomplish goals that go beyond science and that can benefit all of humanity.
www.swisr.org /iraneclipse.html   (475 words)

 Eclipse Awards | Daily Racing Form   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Finalists Profiles: The 2003 Eclipse finalists were announced on January 5.
Special & Merit Eclipse Awards: Richard Duchossois, the former owner of Arlington International Racecourse, will receive the 2003 Eclipse Award of Merit.
The Eclipse Awards have honored brilliance in Thoroughbred horse racing since 1971.
www.drf.com /eclipse/2003   (118 words)

 Powell's Books - 1831: Year of Eclipse by Louis P. Masur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
But wars and economic disasters are not our only pivotal events, and other years have, in a quieter way, swayed the course of our nation.
The year began with a solar eclipse, for many an omen of mighty changes — and for once, such predictions held true.
As Masur's analysis makes clear, by 1831 it was becoming all too certain that political rancor, the struggle over slavery, the pursuit of individualism, and technological development might eclipse the glorious potential of the early republic--and lead the nation to secession and civil war.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=62-0809041197-0   (555 words)

 total eclipse this year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
166.40/164.24 THERE WILL BE A TOTAL ECLIPSE THIS YEAR: AUTUMN SOME TIME Thom's Dublin Directory (1904) lists two eclipses for 1904, one on March 17, and one on September 9.
Of the latter it says, "A total Eclipse of the Sun, September 9, 1904, invisible at Dublin" (p.
total eclipse this year: autumn some time – 9 September 1904, visible in the United States but not in Dublin.
www.facstaff.bucknell.edu /rickard/Hypermedia/HTML/eclipse.html   (80 words)

 Eclipse Timetables
Interesting Future Eclipses (1999-2035) -- ECLIPSE author Bryan Brewer takes a look at selected eclispes of all types for the next four decades that offer appealing travel opportunites, interesting coincidences in time and space, or unique attributes to intrigue the mind.
(This includes total and annular-total eclipses.) If you were able to position yourself on the Earth at the point of maximum eclipse for each of these events, and you were blessed by clear skies during totality, you could spend a total of about 95 minutes in the shadow of the Moon.
This list (with two maps of North American total solar eclipses) can help you go back in time to determine if that really was a total solar eclipse you remember from the past.
www.earthview.com /timetable/timetables.htm   (297 words)

 Year - Unipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This is the normal meaning of the unit "year" (symbol "a") used in various scientific contexts.
Next Man Up : A Year Behind the Lines in Today's NFL
The Power Years : A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life
www.unipedia.info /Yr.html   (1610 words)

 Introductory Eclipse Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
-- types of eclipses; alignment of Sun, Moon, and Earth; nodes of lunar orbit.
Effects During a Total Solar Eclipse -- gradual darkening; shadow bands; Baily's beads; corona; solar prominences; effects on plants and animals.
Patterns of Eclipses -- eclipse seasons; the eclipse year; the saros cycle; patterns in time and space.
www.earthview.com /tutorial/tutorial.htm   (60 words)

 Eclipse Awards | Daily Racing Form   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Profiles of Eclipse Awards finalists: Azeri, Left Bank, Rock of Gibraltar, and War Emblem are the finalists for Horse of the Year.
Fan Choices: The fans' selections only differed from the voters' in three of the 16 voting categories in 2002.
Special and Merit Eclipse Award recipients: The new Keeneland Library has been selected to receive a Special Eclipse Award.
www.drf.com /eclipse/2002   (150 words)

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