Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE)

TitleFive Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEspenak, Fred, and Meeus John
PublisherNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Abstract

From the Preface: "A primary goal of this work is to assist historians and archeologists in the identification and dating of eclipses found in references and records from antiquity. For example, an ancient mechanical calculator known as the Antikythera mechanism was apparently designed to calculate eclipses and other astronomical phenomena (Freeth, et. al., 2008). The decoding of this device was possible in part by comparing its combination of wheel positions with the dates of lunar eclipses."

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