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Term: eclipse

The obscuring of one celestial body by another. (1) A Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the Earth and the Sun. In a total eclipse, the solar disk is completely obscured; in a partial eclipse the solar disk is only partly obscured: (2) A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon enters the shadow cast by the Earth:  (3) Spacecraft in the Earth’s shadow are said to be in eclipse.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan