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Mechanics of eclipses

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A catalogue of eclipse cycles - the meaning of the terms: saros, inex, semester, hexon, hepton etc.

UK Solar Eclipses from year 1 to 3000AD contains many pages on how eclipses happen, saros, frequency etc.

Patterns of eclipses

Animated GIFs of Saros series by Dan McGlaun

Solar eclipse FAQs by Space.com

Eclipse glossary

Astronomical Algorithms and Mathematical Morsels by Jean Meeus