An eclipse of a celestial body in which only part of the luminary is obscured or darkened.
More 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.
Definition of partial eclipse in:
- The British & World English dictionary