First recorded eclipse
From: ulisses email@example.com To: SOLARECLIPSES@AULA.COM Subject: [SE] First recorded of solar eclipse Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 8:44 PM
Hi, I have read that nobody knows the date of the first solar eclipse registered in the history, mentioned in a chinese book titled "Shu-king". But, according another book of year 1940 titled "History of Ancient China" have been many the authors that have wanted to identify it.
Antoine Gaubil dated Oct. 12, 2155 BC. (-2154 in astronomical notation) Schlègel and Kühnert, in May 7, 2165 BC. (-2164) Largeteau and Chalmers, in Oct. 12, 2127 BC. (-2126) Fréret and Cassini, in Oct. 24, 2006 BC. (-2005) Oppolzer, in Oct. 21, 2135 BC. (-2134)
But, more recently, I have read that, in ours days, are considered another two dates for the mentioned eclipse. Do you know who investigate the Oct. 22, 2137 BC and the Oct. 11, 2136 BC? And could say me that is, today, the hypothesis more accepted on this topic? Best regards, Joseph Ll. Suelves
From: FRED ESPENAK firstname.lastname@example.org To: SOLARECLIPSES@AULA.COM Subject: Re: [SE] First recorded of solar eclipse Date: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 8:27 PM
The best authority is: Stephenson, F. Richard, Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotation, Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. FE
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