Definition of solar eclipse in English:

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solar eclipse

Pronunciation: /ˈsōlər əˈklips/ Pronunciation: /ēˈklips/


An eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon.
Example sentences
  • All the lunar ecliptic limits are substantially lower than the solar values, and that is why solar eclipses outnumber lunar eclipses by about three to two.
  • And unlike the partial phases of solar eclipses, lunar eclipses of course are completely safe to watch without using any filters.
  • Why are solar eclipses less common than lunar eclipses?

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Syllabification: so·lar e·clipse

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