Definition of lunar eclipse in English:

lunar eclipse

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noun

An eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth’s shadow.
More example sentences
  • For those who are newer to the whole eclipse business, a lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the earth's shadow.
  • If the Moon orbited Earth in exactly the same plane that Earth orbits the Sun, we'd get a solar eclipse every New Moon and a lunar eclipse every Full Moon.
  • That is why in a total lunar eclipse the Moon appears a dark reddish-brown.

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