Celestial / Lunar Eclipse

136AD Mar. 5

Event #4596: Lunar eclipse

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Geographical sites:

  • Alexandria (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #727070)
    Pleiades_icon Alexandria theatre, cemetery, port, architecturalcomplex, settlement, temple Geocontext: Iskandariya
    Description: The ancient port city in Egypt's Nile Delta, founded by Alexander the Great in 332/331 BCE (BAtlas 74 B2 Alexandria).


Text #6357

Ptolemy. Almagest
[Bk. 4 Ch. 6 p. 198]

The third eclipse occurred in the twentieth year of Hadrian, Pharmouthi [VIII] 19/20 in the Egyptian calendar [136 Mar. 5/6]. We computed that mid-eclipse occurred 4 equinoctial hours after midnight. [The moon] was eclipsed half of its diameter from the north.

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