shadow bands

noun

slow-moving waves of light and dark observed to move across light-coloured surfaces on the earth just before and after totality in a solar eclipse. They are thought to originate from the effects of irregular atmospheric refraction

Nearby words

  1. shadfly,
  2. shading,
  3. shadkhan,
  4. shadoof,
  5. shadow,
  6. shadow box,
  7. shadow boxing,
  8. shadow cabinet,
  9. shadow dance,
  10. shadow history

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