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1 article for "Umbral Eclipse"

Umbral Eclipse [DeVore]

Said of an eclipse of the Moon, when the Moon definitely enters the Earth's shadow. If the Moon is completely immersed in the Earth's shadow a total eclipse results; otherwise, a partial eclipse. Applied to an eclipse of the Sun it docs not include a partial eclipse, but only those in which the Moon's disc is fully contained within that of the Sun, either total, annular, or annular-total. v. Eclipse.

See also: ♦ Eclipse ♦ Umbra ♦ Semiduration, Eclipse


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