An eclipse cycle takes place when a series of eclipses are separated by a certain interval of time. This happens when the orbital motions of the bodies form repeating harmonic patterns. A particular instance is the saros, which results in a repetition of a solar or lunar eclipse every 6,585.3 days, or a little over 18 years (because this is not a whole number of days, successive eclipses will be visible from different parts of the world).
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... This table summarizes the characteristics of various eclipse cycles, and can be computed from the numerical results of the preceding paragraphs cf ... More details are given in the comments below, and several notable cycles have their own pages ... cycle formula solar days synodic months draconic months anomalistic months eclipse years tropical years fortnight (38i – 61s)/2 14.77 0.5 0.543 0.536 0.043 0.040 synodic month 38i – 61s 29.53 1 1.085 1.072 0.085 ...
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