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Saros (or Sar) was the Babylonian word for the Saros cycle.
While the Babylonians invented what we call the Saros cycle, they did not call it by that name.
Suppose that you see a full moon, but no eclipse. You can be certain that a full moon will also occur exactly one Saros later.
The name "saros" (Greek: σαρος) was first given to the eclipse cycle by
The Saros cycle is 18 years plus either 10.321 or 11.321 days. The reason for the variable number of days has to do with
If an eclipse occurs, a simlar eclipse will occur at the next Saros(roughly 18 years later). At this eclipse, the ______ will be the same. (Pick the best answer.)
What is so special about 3 Saros cycles (triple Saros)?
What remains nearly the same after a single saros cycle has occured?
Your pet lizard is thirsty every 3 days and hungry every 5 days. If she is both thirsty and hungry today, she will be both thirsty and hungry ____ days later
Your best friend's pet lizard is thirsty every 2 days, hungry every 3 days, and frisky every 5 days. If she is thirsty, hungry, and frisky today, whe will be thirsty, hungry, and frisky _____ days later
Between any given eclipse and the one that occurs one Saros (roughly 18 years) later, there will be approximately ________ lunar and solar eclipses.