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Dates can be read by the programs in a variety of formats.
To avoid ambiguity, use the first three letters of the month name
instead of numerical month designations.
The UT date should be stored in a C*16 (or shorter) string.
The usual format in ephemerides is that shown above: year, month, day;
11 characters are enough in this case.
However, the month, day, and year can be placed in any desired order.