Definition of saros in English:
A period of about 18 years between repetitions of solar and lunar eclipses.
- Total solar eclipse tracks perform consistent geographical steps within a saros, as in Figure 2.2, and there are systematic trends in other eclipse sequences.
- This period is known as the saros, a Greek word meaning ‘repetition’ that is itself derived from the Babylonian sharu.
- Referring to Figure 15-7 one sees how this eclipse echoes that of February 26, 1998, which was a saros earlier.
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