ehBeth, Did you remember the eclipse? Was it visible?
I just came across this set of interesting facts:
Within a given year, a maximum of seven eclipses can occur, either four solar and three lunar or five solar and two lunar.
Who would have thought this many? Why five solar and two lunar? Probably not all are "total" eclipses. I think the numbers have something to do with the nodes of intersecting orbits, the sizes of the orbs and are figured with a mathematical statement. Still, it is a terrific fact.
Despite the fact that there are more solar than lunar eclipses each year, over time many more lunar eclipses are seen at any single location on earth than solar eclipses. This occurs because a lunar eclipse can be seen from the entire half of the earth facing the moon at that time, while a solar eclipse is visible only along a narrow path on the earth's surface.