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2 articles for "Annular Eclipse"

Annular Eclipse [Astro*Index]

From Latin, anulos, meaning ring.

Type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon is at its apogee; the Moon's disk is not wide enough to completely obscure the Sun. Thus the Sun appears as a ring of light.

See also:
♦ Apogee
Annular Eclipse [Munkasey M.]

That type of Solar Eclipse where a "ring" of the Sun can be seen around the Moon during the time of eclipse totality.

See also:
♦ Apogee

 

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