Animated GIFs of Saros Cycles!

These animations are based on individual eclipse maps culled from the Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses (Espenak & Meeus, 2006). These have been extracted by Saros, and "stacked" into animated gifs that show the progression of the eclipses across the face of the planet for the duration of the saros cycle. The animated gifs were assembled by Dan McGlaun in February 2007.



Note that "slow" means there is a discernable space between each frame, as requested by several users; "fast" means I put no delay at all between frames, and it is easier to see the "flow" of the eclipse paths through the saros.


Here are zips of all the Saros animations:

SLOW

Saroses -13 to 0

1 to 18

61 to 74

120 to 134

19 to 32

75 to 89

135 to 149

33 to 46

90 to 104

150 to 167

47 to 60

105 to 119

168 to 190

 

FAST

Saroses -13 to 0

1 to 18

61 to 74

120 to 134

19 to 32

75 to 89

135 to 149

33 to 46

90 to 104

150 to 167

47 to 60

105 to 119

168 to 190



And here are the individual Saros animations
(same files as contained in the above zips):

SLOW

-13

21

55

89

123

157

-12

22

56

90

124

158

-11

23

57

91

125

159

-10

24

58

92

126

160

-9

25

59

93

127

161

-8

26

60

94

128

162

-7

27

61

95

129

163

-6

28

62

96

130

164

-5

29

63

97

131

165

-4

30

64

98

132

166

-3

31

65

99

133

167

-2

32

66

100

134

168

-1

33

67

101

135

169

0

34

68

102

136

170

1

35

69

103

137

171

2

36

70

104

138

172

3

37

71

105

139

173

4

38

72

106

140

174

5

39

73

107

141

175

6

40

74

108

142

176

7

41

75

109

143

177

8

42

76

110

144

178

9

43

77

111

145

179

10

44

78

112

146

180

11

45

79

113

147

181

12

46

80

114

148

182

13

47

81

115

149

183

14

48

82

116

150

184

15

49

83

117

151

185

16

50

84

118

152

186

17

51

85

119

153

187

18

52

86

120

154

188

19

53

87

121

155

189

20

54

88

122

156

190

FAST

-13

21

55

89

123

157

-12

22

56

90

124

158

-11

23

57

91

125

159

-10

24

58

92

126

160

-9

25

59

93

127

161

-8

26

60

94

128

162

-7

27

61

95

129

163

-6

28

62

96

130

164

-5

29

63

97

131

165

-4

30

64

98

132

166

-3

31

65

99

133

167

-2

32

66

100

134

168

-1

33

67

101

135

169

0

34

68

102

136

170

1

35

69

103

137

171

2

36

70

104

138

172

3

37

71

105

139

173

4

38

72

106

140

174

5

39

73

107

141

175

6

40

74

108

142

176

7

41

75

109

143

177

8

42

76

110

144

178

9

43

77

111

145

179

10

44

78

112

146

180

11

45

79

113

147

181

12

46

80

114

148

182

13

47

81

115

149

183

14

48

82

116

150

184

15

49

83

117

151

185

16

50

84

118

152

186

17

51

85

119

153

187

18

52

86

120

154

188

19

53

87

121

155

189

20

54

88

122

156

190