saros: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sâr'os), [key]
— n. Astron.
  1. the period of 223 synodic months, equaling 6585.32 days or 18 years, 11.32 days (or 10.32 days if 5 leap years occur in the interval), after which eclipses repeat but are shifted 120° west.


Pronunciation: (sär'ōs, -ôs), [key]
— n.
  1. an inlet of the Aegean, N of the Gallipoli Peninsula. 37 mi. (60 km) long; 22 mi. (35 km) wide.
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