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A translation of lines 1 to 9

1. Year 97, month IX, night of the 1[3th?....] ...., measured;

2. the bright star of the Old Man stood in culmination,

3. lunar eclipse; on the east side

4. when it began, in 21 of night all of it became covered;

5. 16 of night totality; when it began to clear,

6. it cleared in 19 of night from east and north to

7. the west? ; 56 onset, totality,

8. [and clear]ing; at one-half beru after sunset.

9. [....] eclipse; in its eclipse, Sirius