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2 articles for "Partial Eclipse"

Partial Lunar Eclipse [Astro*Index]

An eclipse of the Moon. Occurs at Full Moon, when the Moon's latitude is such that only part of its disk is obscured by the shadow of the Earth.

See also:
♦ Full Moon
Partial Solar Eclipse [Astro*Index]

An eclipse of the Sun that occurs when the Moon's disk does not totally obscure the Sun. This often occurs during a total eclipse, from the viewpoint of observers who are outside the path of the Moon's umbra, but still within the track of the Moon's penumbra.

See also:
♦ Total Eclipse ♦ Umbra


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