Celestial / Lunar Eclipse

719BC Mar. 8

Event #2609: Lunar eclipse

Stable URL: http://cof.quantumfuturegroup.org/events/2609


Geographical sites:

  • Babylon (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #727082)
    Pleiades_icon Babylon settlement, fort Geocontext: Fostat, Cairo
    Description: An ancient fortified city of the Delta of Egypt, located at Babylon in the area today known as Coptic Cairo.

Citations:

Text #3624

Ptolemy. Almagest
[Bk. 4 Ch. 6 pp. 191--192]

The second eclipse is recorded as occurring in the second year of Mardokempad, Thoth [month I] 18/19 in the Egyptian calendar [-719 Mar 8/9]. The [maximum] obscuration was 3 digits from the south exactly at midnight. So since mid-eclipse was exactly at midnight at Babylon, it must have been 5/6h before midnight at Alexandria, at which time the true position of the sun was (?) 13 3/4°.

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