annular eclipse


noun

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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Origin of annular eclipse

First recorded in 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for annular eclipse

annular eclipse

noun

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 moonCompare total eclipse, partial eclipse
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Scientific definitions for annular eclipse

annular eclipse

See under eclipse.
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