Astronomical dating of mahabharata

Hence, solar eclipses can be seen only in a limited range of longitude-latitude where the shadow falls.

Elsewhere, even though sun is visible, eclipse will not be seen.

Surya Siddhanta [Ref 2], a document evolved from roughly same period, states that sun was 54 degrees away from vernal equinox when Kaliyuga started on a new moon day, corresponding to February 17/18, 3102 BCJ, at Ujjain (75deg47min E 23deg 15min N).

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Then there is this clear reference to pair of eclipses occurring on 13th day as shown below.

Fourteenth day, Fifteenth day and in past sixteenth day, but I have never known the Amavasya(New Moon day) to occur on the thirteenth day.

Eclipse evaluating computational software and its validation in present context Astronomical calculations have been greatly improved since past 30 years, particularly with considerable amount of trajectory work conducted in Moon and other scientific projects.

High accuracy computer models and software have been developed.

The Lodestar Pro was checked for historical eclipses of 1000-2500 BC from clay tablet records of Mesopotamia area presently available with British Museum. Of these nearly 673 solar and lunar eclipses occurred in pairs of time gap of about nominal 15 days corresponding to roughly half lunar month.

We need to search amongst these 673 for eclipse pairs visible in Kurukshethra, which occurred in ‘Thirteen’ days.

Any observer on dark face of earth can see when lunar eclipse when it occurs.

During period 3500BC to 700 BC, nearly 4350 lunar eclipses have probably occurred.

When Saptarishis (ursa major) was near Magha Yudhistira was king 2526 years before Sakatime Presently, traditional Sanatana Dharma followers consider that Kaliyuga started at 3102 BCJ, when Sri Krishna passed away, and that Mahabharata war occurred in 3138 BCJ.

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