An eclipse in which the whole of the disc of the sun or moon is obscured.
- Although they are by no means as striking as total eclipses, annular eclipses can afford a semblance of the experience.
- The last total eclipse, solar eclipse in Antarctica, was just over a century ago.
- The most favourable conditions for a total eclipse are when the Moon is at its perigee, Earth is farthest from the Sun (around July) and when the Sun is observed near zenith.
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