Are solar eclipse or lunar eclipses more common?



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    Strictly speaking, solar eclipses outnumber lunar eclipses three to two.  This number doesn’t take into account though all the different types of eclipses, both lunar and solar.  Apparently there’s something called a penumbral lunar eclipse which is when the “Earth’s lighter outer shadow brushes the moon’s face”.  This happens because the earth has both a dark inner umbra shadow and a lighter outer penumbra shadow creating more than one type of eclipse.  The thing is, most penumbral eclipses are not visible to the human eye so they’re rarely counted.  When they are though, solar and lunar eclipses are basically the same.  

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