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Solar Eclipses for beginners

Total solar eclipses are very rare events for any given place on Earth because totality is only seen where the Moon's umbra touches the Earth's surface.

Although they occur somewhere on Earth approximately every 18 months, it has been estimated that they recur at any given place only once every 370 years, on average.

By great fortune, on March 29th 2006 a total solar eclipse occurred directly over our target area as can be seen in the link below.

By subtracting 370 year cycles we discover that there was actually a total solar eclipse over our battle field between 585 and 584 BC. Therefore the date and the event are correct.

2006 - 370 = 1636
1636 - 370 = 1266
1266 - 370 = 0896
0896 - 370 = 0526
0526 - 370 = 0156
0156 - 370 = 0214
0214 - 370 = 0584

Ron Hughes wrote:
But, I would like you to use the co-ordinates given for these assumed eclipse's and run them a lot nearer our times, say the 12th to 17th century CE?

As you can see there were eclipses in 1636 and 1266 CE but would only have been witnessed as total solar eclipse over the very narrow band with the target area.

Now that we have Proof of the 584 BC date, we can move forward with proper dating.


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