Celestial / Lunar Eclipse

747BC Feb. 6

Event #2525: Lunar eclipse

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Text #3522

Sachs & Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia. Series: Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia. Vol. 5
[p. 3]

This tablet contains four observations of successive lunar eclipses in the accession, 1st and 2nd years of an unknown reign:

BM 41985

Obv.’ 0 – At the command of Bel and Beltija may it go well. 1 – 1,40. Accession year of … 2- Month XII, (after) 5 months, the 14th, morning watch, it made (an eclipse)… […] (6 February 747). 3- 2,10. Year 1. Month VI, the 1 5th, it made (an eclipse). It began in the north […] 4-[…] the south wind blew. It set eclipsed. Month VI was intercalary (2 August 747). 5- Month XI, the 14th, it made an eclipse. 1.40° remained to clearing (26 Jan 746). 6- Year 2. Month V, the 14th, it made a total (eclipse) (22 July 746).

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