an eclipse of the sun in which a portion of its surface is visible as a ring surrounding the dark moon.
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Why is this weekend’s full moon (the flower moon) so unusual?When an exceptional full moon peeks out of the sky on Saturday morning, a whole host of lunar vocabulary will come with it. It’s no coincidence that the word “moon” looks like “month.” They share a Germanic base — plus, the moon’s cycle resets itself on average every 29.53 days. The period of time between new moons is known as the synodic month. (A new …
- annuity certain,
- annular cataract,
- annular clock,
- annular ligament,
- annular ring,
- annular scotoma,
Compare total eclipse.
Origin of annular eclipse
First recorded in 1720–30
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