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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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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  
See under eclipse.
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