Three Eclipses in One Calendar Month
```Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 15:27:08 -0500
To: SOLARECLIPSES@AULA.COM
From: FRED ESPENAK
Subject: [SE] Three Eclipses in One Calendar Month

With July rapidly approaching, I'm starting to become inundated with e-mail
asking me "How rare is it to have three eclipses in one month?" and "When
was the last time (or next time) that three eclipses occur in one month?"

In order to save myself a lot of repetition, I've prepared two little
tables which list all the instances of "Three Eclipses In One Calendar
Month" for the 500 year period 1801-2300.

They actually break down into two groups:

- 2 solar and 1 lunar eclipse in a month
- 1 solar and 2 lunar eclipses in a month

In the first group, the two solar eclipses are always partial and the lunar
eclipse is invariably total. In the second group, the lunar eclipses are
all penumbral while the solar eclipses are central (either total or
annular).

free to pass along the following information.

- Fred Espenak

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- Two solar and one lunar eclipse 1801-2300:

1805 Jan 01  Partial Solar Eclipse
1805 Jan 15  Total Lunar Eclipse
1805 Jan 30  Partial Solar Eclipse

1880 Dec 02  Partial Solar Eclipse
1880 Dec 16  Total Lunar Eclipse
1880 Dec 31  Partial Solar Eclipse

2000 Jul 01  Partial Solar Eclipse
2000 Jul 16  Total Lunar Eclipse
2000 Jul 31  Partial Solar Eclipse

2206 Dec 01  Partial Solar Eclipse
2206 Dec 16  Total Lunar Eclipse
2206 Dec 30  Partial Solar Eclipse

2261 Jan 02  Partial Solar Eclipse
2261 Jan 17  Total Lunar Eclipse
2261 Jan 31  Partial Solar Eclipse

2282 Nov 01  Partial Solar Eclipse
2282 Nov 16  Total Lunar Eclipse
2282 Nov 30  Partial Solar Eclipse
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- One solar and two lunar eclipses 1801-2300:

1817 May 01  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
1817 May 16  Annular Solar Eclipse
1817 May 30  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

1904 Mar 02  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
1904 Mar 17  Annular Solar Eclipse
1904 Mar 31  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

2208 May 01  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
2208 May 15  Annular Solar Eclipse
2208 May 31  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

2219 Apr 01  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
2219 Apr 15  Total Solar Eclipse
2219 Apr 30  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

2284 Apr 01  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
2284 Apr 16  Annular Solar Eclipse
2284 Apr 30  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

2295 Mar 02  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
2295 Mar 16  Annular Solar Eclipse
2295 Mar 31  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
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Name:    Fred Espenak                   Planetary Systems Branch, Code 693
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