Featured Moon Calendar
This page provides you a list of past and future eclipses. The information includes date, time (GMT), saros series, nodal family and zodiac data. There is also an adjustable section for current eclipses that will allow you to adjust the time of the event for your location. Planning for the eclipses is super easy with this eclipse tracker.
Solar Eclipses of 2015
There are two Solar Eclipses. The first eclipse is total but the second one is partial. There are also two Lunar Eclipses, and both them are Total.
Solar eclipses are less condusive to viewing. A person must be in the right area at the right time and the sky must be clear. Also, special devices must to used to protect vision. Lunar Eclipse is more visibility friendly. If the eclipse occurs in your region, the sky is clear and it is dark, you can see it. No special equipment is necessary.
The map below shows the path of the two solar eclipses this year.
- Solar - March 20, Saros 120
- Lunar - April 4, Saros 132
- Solar - September 13, Saros 125
- Lunar - September 28, Saros 137
We recently received this email (sanitized and with spelling Englishized) asking us to *explain* ourselves. Geez. We do hope that this individual also contacted the other sites to ask the same question.
"Auspicious team of moontrack.com, It is to complain that your web site predicts that Mercury shall enter in Sagittarius on 5th December 2013. However, other web sites predict that Mercury shall enter in Sagittarius on 20th December 2013. There might be some other contradictions as well. I have been visiting your web site regularly, but today I saw other web sites and I was confused. Please tell me where the root of this contradiction lies. For your convenience I am posting some links that contradict moontrack.com's transitions timing."
First things first. Moontracks uses Western based theory, also known as Geocentric Tropical Astrology. The sites that the querent referred us to are Geocentric Sidereal Astrology based. The astrology referred to were Vedic, Hindu, Jyotish, also known as Indian (i.e. from India) based theory.
There are plenty of other forms of astrology just to confuse the point. Chinese and Meso-American forms are just two of the many that don't use Sidereal or Tropical zodiac. Some other forms of astrology that use Tropical are Islamic, Hellenistic, Medieval and Tibetan.
All of the forms described above are geocentric (earth based). Just to add in some more confusion is the Heliocentric forms of astrology which are "Sun" centered.
Nutshell is, that not all astrology sites are alike and some will have different ingress dates based on the type of computations being used. If you have a question about which theory is being used, then ask, politely. Moontracks will continue to utilize Tropical. If our calculations are wrong based on the Tropical Ephemeris, then we will gladly accept the inquiry and fix the error if it is blatant.
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