An eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon.
More 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?
Definition of solar eclipse in:
- The US English dictionary