annular-eclipse

annular eclipse

noun
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:
1720–30

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annular eclipse
 
n
total eclipse Compare partial eclipse 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

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annular eclipse  
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