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The period of time, just under 19 years, between successive lunar or solar eclipses occurring when the sun, earth, and moon are in the same positions relative to one another. Also called saros cycle.
[Medieval Greek, from a misinterpretation of Greek saros, Babylonian astronomical cycle of 3,600 years, from Akkadian šār, šāru, the number 3,600, from Sumerian šár.]
(Astronomy) a cycle of about 18 years 11 days (6585.32 days) in which eclipses of the sun and moon occur in the same sequence and at the same intervals as in the previous such cycle
[C19: from Greek, from Babylonian šāru 3600 (years); modern astronomical use apparently based on mistaken interpretation of šāru as a period of 18 years]
(Placename) Gulf of Saros an inlet of the Aegean in NW Turkey, north of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Length: 59 km (37 miles). Width: 35 km (22 miles)
Sa•ros(ˈsɑr oʊs, -ɔs)
Gulf of, an inlet of the Aegean, N of the Gallipoli Peninsula.