Definition of partial eclipse in English:

partial eclipse

Syllabification: par·tial e·clipse


  • An eclipse of a celestial body in which only part of the luminary is obscured or darkened.
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    • You should never try to observe a partial eclipse or annular eclipse directly.
    • To look directly at the Sun during the partial eclipse, on go your eclipse-viewing filters.
    • The most impressive part starts when the Moon's leading edge first enters the main shadow, or umbra, and the partial eclipse begins.

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