Definition of partial eclipse in English:

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partial eclipse

Pronunciation: /ˈpärSHəl əˈklips/ /ēˈklips/


An eclipse of a celestial body in which only part of the luminary is obscured or darkened.
Example sentences
  • You should never try to observe a partial eclipse or annular eclipse directly.
  • To look directly at the Sun during the partial eclipse, on go your eclipse-viewing filters.
  • The most impressive part starts when the Moon's leading edge first enters the main shadow, or umbra, and the partial eclipse begins.
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