Canon of Eclipses

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The Canon of Eclipses (German Canon der Finsternisse), published in 1887 at the Imperial Academy of Sciences of Vienna by Theodor Ritter von Oppolzer, is a compilation of over 13000 (8000 Solar and 5200 Lunar) eclipses, including all solar and all umbral lunar eclipses between the years 1207 BC and 2161 CE.[1] It was republished by Dover Books in 1962.


  1. ^ von Oppolzer, Th. Canon der Finsternisse. Vienna: Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei [= Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Bd. 52]; repr. with preface by Donald H. Menzel and English translation of the introduction by Owen Gingerich, New York: Dover Publications, 1962.