Solar eclipses are rare events to observe. The rather recent observations of comet Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp proved that comets are rare events as well. What a beautiful present would it be, having a Solar Eclipse AND a Comet at the same time in the sky? These are called Eclipse Comets.

Over many years, publications have mentioned Eclipse Comets. Different listings have been published. Please find herewith the research performed in 1996 by Dr. Jan Cuypers (Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Brussels) and Eclipse Chaser Patrick Poitevin.


Following are NOT considered as Eclipse Comets

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