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annular eclipse

noun
1.
an eclipse of the sun in which a portion of its surface is visible as a ring surrounding the dark moon.
Compare total eclipse.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30
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  • Sometimes called a ring of fire, an annular eclipse happens when the moon is too.
British Dictionary definitions for annular eclipse

annular eclipse

noun
1.
an eclipse of the sun in which the moon does not cover the entire disc of the sun, so that a ring of sunlight surrounds the shadow of the moon Compare total eclipse, partial eclipse
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annular eclipse in Science
annular eclipse  
See under eclipse.
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