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3 articles for "Appulse"

Appulse [Astro*Index]

An eclipse where the moon passes through the earth's penumbra, causing a darkening of the moon but no distinct shadow across it; the closest approach (using apparent positions) of one celestial body to another one.

See also:
♦ Eclipse ♦ Penumbra ♦ Apparent Position
Appulse [Munkasey M.]

An Eclipse phenomena which occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's Penumbra. This causes a darkening of the Moon but no distinct shadow on the Moon.

See also:
♦ Eclipse ♦ Penumbra ♦ Apparent Position
Appulse [DeVore]

The near approach of one orbital body to another — a conjunction; the culmination at or crossing of the meridian. Applied particularly to the appulse of the Moon to the Earth's shadow. v. Penumbral Eclipse.

See also:
♦ Penumbral Eclipse ♦ Eclipse ♦ Penumbra ♦ Apparent Position


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