SE Newsletter December 1998

General: Friday 13 th eclipses

From: "Patrick Poitevin" Subject: [SE] Friday the 13 th Solar Eclipse

Hi, Friday the 13 th Solar Eclipses

As mentioned before, once more this year: A Friday the 13 th. February had a Friday the 13th, and even March was blessed with a Friday the 13th. And if it is not yet enough, also November counts a Friday the 13th. Believe it or not, the next Solar Eclipse on a Friday the 13th is in July 2018.

The last solar eclipse on a Friday the 13th was in December 1974. Both are partial solar eclipses.

There are 24 Solar Eclipses on a Friday the 13th between 0 and year 3000. Of these, there are 13 partial solar eclipses, 9 annular eclipses and 2 total solar eclipses.

In January there are 2, February zero, March 2, April 3, May 1, June 2, July 3, August 4, September 2, October 2, November zero and December 3 solar eclipses on a Friday the 13th between 0 and 3000.

Of all solar eclipses on the 13th, in the month December, and between 0 and 3000, there are 3 successive on a Friday. Of all solar eclipses on the 13 th, in the month May, there are 5 successive on a Sunday.

In October there are 26 solar eclipses on a 13th, but only 2 are on a Friday. The most odd on a Friday the 13th is the solar eclipse of 13.03.313 which is an annular eclipse of maximum 6m09s and visible in Mexico and south North America.

And by the way, the two total solar eclipses on a Friday the 13th are in June 1760, visible in north Africa and Asia with a maximum duration of 5m27s and in June 2132, visible in Central America and small part of Africa with a maximum duration of 6m55s.

For those who do believe in bad luck, none of Saros 145 ( of 11 August 1999) does have a solar eclipse on a Friday the 13th.

Good luck to all of you. Best regards, Patrick

From: Donald Watrous Message-Id: <[email protected]> To: [email protected]

You provide a great amount of trivia here about eclipses, but I think the general concensus as we approach the millennium is that there was no year 0. Don

From: "be001202" <> Subject: Re: [SE] Friday the 13 th Solar Eclipse

This discussion has been published before. We use in our calculations -1 or -100 or 0 or 12 or 1999, not BC or AD. In year 0 there were 3 solar eclipses: June 20, July 19 and December 14 Best regards, Patrick

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