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Old 12-13-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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Acording to NASA, there was. The NASA list of lunar eclipses shows that there were three such events in the year 0000:


-0001 Jul 17 08:09:12
0000 Jan 10 02:04:40
0000 Jul 05 11:33:06
0000 Dec 29 17:27:44
0001 Jun 24 12:08:47

NASA - Index to Five Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses

However, as I recall, historians do not count the Year Zero in calculating time spans from BCE to CE, and that 1 BCE was the year before 1 CE. And that is why a new century begins in January 2001 and not 2000.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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One of my favorite movies.


Panic in Year Zero! (1962) - IMDb
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:55 PM
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Technically I would say there was but just as in BC at the time they did not know it was 0. Or even care for that matter.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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Technically I would say there was but just as in BC at the time they did not know it was 0. Or even care for that matter.
The point is, if we can determine in retrospect that a certain emperor was in power from May 1, 1 BCE until May 1, 1 CE, was his reign one year or two years? Or, if the emperor is known to have died in 1 CE after being in power for two years, do we reckon that he became emperor in 1 BCE (counting zero), or in 2 BCE?

Actually, as it turns out, historians and astronomers differ:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0_%28year%29

So if a historical reference were found to a person who observed a certain astronomical event that occurred in 10 BCE, historians would have to say that that person was in that place in 9 BCE, historical time, matching all other historical events that are calculated to be in 9 BCE.

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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Zero was not invented until about 5 centuries later.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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Zero was not invented until about 5 centuries later.
Neither was the Christian Era. That was imposed retroactively to the calendar.. with zero available for use from the outset.
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