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eclipse British & World English

An obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination

eclipse English Thesaurus

the eclipse of the sun

in eclipse British & World English

Losing or having lost significance or power

lunar eclipse British & World English

An eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth’s shadow

solar eclipse British & World English

An eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon

total eclipse British & World English

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

annular eclipse British & World English

An eclipse of the sun in which the edge of the sun remains visible as a bright ring around the moon

partial eclipse British & World English

An eclipse of a celestial body in which only part of the luminary is obscured or darkened

in eclipse in eclipse British & World English

Losing or having lost significance or power