Saros (astronomy)

Saros (astronomy)

The saros i/ˈsɛərɒs/ is a period of 223 synodic months (approximately 6585.3213 days, or nearly 18 years 11 days), that can be used to predict eclipses of the Sun and Moon. One saros after an eclipse, the Sun, Earth, and Moon return to approximately the same relative geometry, and a nearly identical eclipse will occur, in what is referred to as an eclipse cycle. A sar is one half of a saros.

A series of eclipses that are separated by one saros is called a saros series.

Read more about Saros (astronomy):  History, Description, Saros Series, Relationship Between Lunar and Solar Saros (sar)

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... eclipse, after 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros an eclipse will occur that is lunar instead of solar, or vice versa, with similar properties ...