Can someone interpret Nasa's communication?

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JewishBohemian

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why has the eclipse of aug 21 2017 left off your chart of eclipses on
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros136.html

 35  -01   1973 Jun 30  11:38:41     44   -328   T   -0.0785  1.0792
18.8N   5.6E  86    9  256  07m04s
 36   00   1991 Jul 11  19:07:01     58   -105   Tm  -0.0041  1.0800
22.0N 105.2W  90   30  258  06m53s
 37   01   2009 Jul 22  02:36:25     66    118   T    0.0698  1.0799
24.2N 144.1E  86  198  258  06m39s
 38   02   2027 Aug 02  10:07:50     75    341   T    0.1421  1.0790
25.5N  33.2E  82  202  258  06m23s
 39   03   2045 Aug 12  17:42:39

thank you, dovid krafchow  JewishBohemian.com


Forwarding to the eclipse project manager (cc’d on here).


The 2017 eclipse does not belong to the Saros 136 group of eclipses.

Fred Espenak.

could you please explain this since it comes in the middle of your chart, thanks

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MeteorWayne

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Well since the list you posted says nothing about 2017, and there are no column labels, we have no idea what the heck you are talking about or asking...
 
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dangineer

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If you read the website more, it explains the answer to your question.

"Any two eclipses separated by one saros cycle share very similar geometries." A saros series is a group of eclipses that occur at similar points in the moon's orbit, and they follow a very predictable pattern. This is just a way of grouping eclipses according to where the moon is with relation to the Earth and the sun.

The eclipse you are referring to belongs to a different saros series (Saros 145). The chart you are looking at is for the Saros 136 series.
 
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