Khara – Rama fight – 28 March 12210 BCE: Part 2

A seeker, Amey Modak, went through the efforts of testing my date of 28 March 12210 BCE for the Khara-Rama fight. He wrote the following in the comment. It belongs on the blog as an article. It is reproduced below.
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Hi,
Following are the RA positions of the planets, sun & moon on 27th & 28th March 12210 BC as shown by Stellarium (version 0.12.4)

We need to select Custom equation of Delta T. I used,
ΔT = -20 + 32 * u^2
where: u = (year-1820)/100
(http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEhelp/deltatpoly2004.html)

Also the Stellarium uses astronomical year convention. So any year in BCE will be represented as -ve value and 1 BCE will be year 0, 2 BCE will be yr -1, 500 BCE will be yr -499, 12210 BCE will be yr -12209.

Nashik, Maharashtra
27 March 12210 BC 04:15 pm (-12209/03/27)
lunar month/tithi : Ashaadh Amavasya

Uranus – 5 h 16 m (58 s)
Saturn – 5 h 25 m (20 s)
Neptune – 1 h 11 m (27 s)
Mars – 22 h 15 m (19 s)
Pluto – 19 h 38 m (33 s)
Venus – 18 h 49 m (27 s)
Sun – 18 h 41 m (49 s)
Moon – 18 h 34 m (0 s)
Mercury – 18 h 02 m (37 s)
Jupiter – 17 h 34 m (15 s)

28 March 12210 BC 04:15 pm (-12209/03/28)
lunar month/tithi : Shravan shuddha 1

Uranus – 5 h 16 m (49 s)
Saturn – 5 h 25 m (02 s)
Neptune – 1 h 11 m (27 s)
Mars – 22 h 17 m (37 s)
Pluto – 19 h 38 m (40 s)
Venus – 18 h 54 m (43 s)
Sun – 18 h 45 m (58 s)
Moon – 19 h 38 m (10 s)
Mercury – 18 h 00 m (54 s)
Jupiter – 17 h 35 m (13 s)

The software does not display the lunar tithi/month (at least I don’t yet know the configuration to make it display) but you can figure out the tithi of moon (at least on these two days) by just looking at the position of sun & moon.

On 27th March at 4.40 pm, the RA’s of sun & moon are the same as that of at 4.15pm given above (difference in seconds) but jupiter & mercury are just below the horizon.
Stellarium is not showing ‘eclipse position’ of sun & moon but they are close enough.

So Stellarium shows amavasya on 27th March & not on 28th. The sun is approx. 10 days ahead from winter solstice. I’m not sure whether this can be called a solar eclipse or not. But it does show the scenario very close to what Voyager has shown (difference of 1 day & differences in positions of Jupiter & Saturn).

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