Text #3836

Abraham Sachs, Hermann Hunger. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia
[pp. 183--185]

BM 45745


4’ – […] a few locusts attacked.
13’ – The 29th, at 24° after sunrise, solar eclipse; when it began on the south and west side, […]
14’- [Ven]us, Mercury, and the normal stars were visible; Jupiter and Mars, which were in their period of invisibility, were visible in its eclipse […]
15’ – it threw off (the shadow) from west and south to north and east; 35° onset, maximal phase, and clearing; in its eclipse, the north wind which was set [to the west side blew …]

Text #3837

Editorial comment by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

This is the only total solar eclipse recorded in the Late Babylonian astronomical texts.

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