Definition of total eclipse in English:

total eclipse

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noun

An eclipse in which the whole of the disc of the sun or moon is obscured.
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  • 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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