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1 Two New Eclipse Canons Fred Espenak Scientist Emeritus NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (and a new Eclipse Web Site)

2 Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000 1966 Covers over 6 centuries Covers over 6 centuries - 1898 to +2510 Besselian eclipse elements: Besselian eclipse elements: - 1449 solar eclipses - 1449 solar eclipses Maps of central solar eclipses Maps of central solar eclipses - Northern Hemisphere - Southern Hemisphere Tables of central eclipse path coordinates Tables of central eclipse path coordinates

3 Meeting with Jean Meeus - 1997

4 Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000 Covers 50 centuries Covers 50 centuries - –1999 to +3000 Maps of 11,898 solar eclipses Maps of 11,898 solar eclipses - global (orthographic) - eclipse path limits Eclipse frequency statistics Eclipse frequency statistics Saros series statistics Saros series statistics ∆T error estimates ∆T error estimates Number of Pages: 648 “5MCSE”

5 Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000 20 Maps Per Page Number of Pages: 648 5MCSE

6 Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000 Covers 50 centuries Covers 50 centuries - –1999 to +3000 Tables of 11,898 solar eclipses Tables of 11,898 solar eclipses - summarizes primary characteristics Eclipse frequency statistics Eclipse frequency statistics Saros series statistics Saros series statistics ∆T error estimates ∆T error estimates Number of Pages: 270 “5MKSE”

7 Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000

8 Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000 Covers 50 centuries Covers 50 centuries - –1999 to +3000 Maps of lunar eclipses Maps of 12,064 lunar eclipses - global visibility map - eclipse diagram Eclipse frequency statistics Eclipse frequency statistics Saros series statistics Saros series statistics ∆T error estimates ∆T error estimates Number of Pages: 680 “5MCLE”

9 Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000 20 Maps Per Page Number of Pages: 680 5MCLE

10 Five Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000 Covers 50 centuries Covers 50 centuries - –1999 to +3000 Tables of 12,064 lunar eclipses Tables of 12,064 lunar eclipses - summarizes primary characteristics Eclipse frequency statistics Eclipse frequency statistics Saros series statistics Saros series statistics ∆T error estimates ∆T error estimates Number of Pages: 278 “5MKLE”

11 Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: –1999 to +3000

12 Beyond the 5MCSE & 5MCLE Canons Retirement from NASA in 2009 Work on Eclipse Canons is Completed Inconvenience of Maps and Catalogs in separate publications Frequent use of eclipse predictions within ~500 years of present What about combining a subset of the Canon and Catalog into a smaller book (less pages)? Why not make larger maps? Personal or Public? If Public, how to publish? (print-on-demand)

13 Rational Behind New Eclipse Canons smaller (fewer pages) Canon containing both maps and catalog shorter time interval to cover period most frequently used (± 500 years) larger maps with more detail use newer ephemeris (DE406) as consistency check with 5MCSE (VSOP87 & ELP-2000/82) NASA Canons are "out-of-print" since only funded one printing option to publish the canons in a standard (black & white) and color editions good project to test print-on-demand process for future publications (eclipse bulletins?)

14 Two New Eclipse Canons

15 5MCSE vs. TYCSE

16 Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipse 1501 to 2500

17 5MCSE vs. TYCSE

18 5MCLE vs. TYCLE

19 Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipse 1501 to 2500

20 5MCLE vs. TYCLE

21 Two New Eclipse Canons

22 Eclipse Handbook: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21 Available Early 2015 Black & White Edition and Color Edition

23 NASA Eclipse Web Site - 1 AstroPixels.com ©2012 F. Espenak 18 years (started in 1996)

24 Beyond the NASA Eclipse Web Site Retirement from NASA in 2009 No funding to maintain NASA Eclipse Web Site Security issues maintaining the Web Site Subject to government oversight Government shutdowns Politics – Will Site be removed tomorrow? Create private Eclipse Web Site Design new graphical interface Include most important information & features from the NASA Site Inspiration from TYCSE & TYCLE (maps, JPL DE406 ephemerides)

25 New EclipseWise Web Site Solar & Lunar Eclipses Solar Eclipses Lunar Eclipses Main Page 11,898 Prime Pages 12,064 Prime Pages

26 www.EclipseWise.com/eclipse.html

27 www.EclipseWise.com/solar.html

28 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEprime-1

29 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEprime-2

30 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEprime-3

31 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEprime-4

32 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEprime-5

33 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEprime-6

34 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEprime-7

35 EclipseWise.com-TSE2017

36 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEgmap

37 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEpath

38 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEprime-1 SE Prime Page  Period: -1999 to +3000  11,898 Solar Eclipses  Global Map  Google Map

39 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEsaros

40 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEcatalog

41 www.EclipseWise.com/solar/SEdecade SE Decade Page  20 Pages covering 200 yrs  Period: 1901 to 2100

42 www.EclipseWise.com/lunar.html

43 www.EclipseWise.com/lunar/LEprime

44 Two New Eclipse Canons & Web Site


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