%N The number of total solar eclipses visible from Earth's surface during year n (TD).
%C The moment of the 'greatest eclipse,' defined as when the axis of the moon's shadow cone is closest to Earth's center, is used for determining this sequence.
%C Important Note: The dates and times in the data described below are in Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD). Adjustment is required for Universal Time.
%C Hybrid eclipses, which are total on some parts of their paths and annular on other parts, are NOT counted here.
%C The 5000 sequence values in the b-file were derived from the NASA catalog (describing 11898 solar eclipses of all types, historical or predicted, during this time period, 2000 BCE to 3000 CE).
%C There are 3173 total solar eclipses and 569 hybrid solar eclipses during this 5000-year period.
%H Rick L. Shepherd, <a href="/A291195/b291195.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = -1999..3000</a>
%H Fred Espenak and Jean Meeus, <a href="https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/5MCSE/5MCSEcatalog.txt">NASA Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000</a>
%A _Rick L. Shepherd_, Aug 20 2017