Annular Eclipse

   A partial eclipse of the Sun, which looks like a ring of sunlight in the sky.
   This is caused when the Moon is too distant from the Earth to appear to completely cover the Sun. See Eclipse and Total Eclipse.

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  • Annular eclipse — Eclipse E*clipse ([ e]*kl[i^]ps ), n. [F. [ e]clipse, L. eclipsis, fr. Gr. e kleipsis, prop., a forsaking, failing, fr. eklei pein to leave out, forsake; ek out + lei pein to leave. See {Ex }, and {Loan}.] 1. (Astron.) An interception or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Annular eclipse — Annular An nu*lar, a. [L. annularis, fr. annulis ring: cf. F. annulaire.] 1. Pertaining to, or having the form of, a ring; forming a ring; ringed; ring shaped; as, annular fibers. [1913 Webster] 2. Banded or marked with circles. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annular eclipse — n. an eclipse in which a ring of sunlight can be seen around the disk of the moon …   English World dictionary

  • annular eclipse — žiedinis užtemimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. annular eclipse; ring like eclipse vok. ringförmige Finsternis, f rus. кольцеобразное затмение, n pranc. éclipse annulaire, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • annular eclipse — an eclipse of the sun in which a portion of its surface is visible as a ring surrounding the dark moon. Cf. total eclipse. [1720 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • annular eclipse — an′nular eclipse′ n. astron. an eclipse of the sun in which a portion of its surface is visible as a ring surrounding the dark moon • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • annular eclipse — /ænjələr iˈklɪps/ (say anyuhluhr ee klips) noun an eclipse of the sun in which a portion of its surface is visible as a ring surrounding the dark moon (opposed to total eclipse) …   Australian English dictionary

  • annular eclipse — noun Date: circa 1751 an eclipse in which a thin outer ring of the sun s disk is not covered by the smaller dark disk of the moon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • annular eclipse — noun a solar eclipse in which the thin outer disk of the sun can be seen as a ring around the moon …   Wiktionary

  • annular eclipse — noun an eclipse of the sun in which the edge of the sun remains visible as a bright ring around the moon …   English new terms dictionary

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