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(klps´, -) [Gr.,=failing], in astronomy, partial or total obscuring of one celestial body by the shadow of another.

The annular eclipse of 4 January 1992 seen at sunset from San Diego, California. Dennis Mammana, 2003.

Eclipse, the Java IDE
Until about the end of 2001, Visual Age for Java was IBM's strategic Java product.

altitude -- the angle (in degrees) above the level horizon where an object in the sky appears. (The object's azimuth is also needed to pinpoint its position.) ...

Eclipses reveal first images of Sun's iron emission
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Total Solar Eclipse Today Was Record Blackout at 6 minutes and 39 seconds
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Saturn eclipses an icy moon
The mighty planet Saturn is circled by a fleet of moons, each as different from the other as individual people.

A celestial alignment in which two bodies lie on a line passing through the position of the observer. Eclipses may also occur involving when the shadow of the closer body occults the farther body. can occur only at , which occur on ...

Definition: eclipse: The passage of one celestial body in front of another, cutting off the light from the second body (e.g. an eclipse of the sun by the moon, or an eclipse of one star in a binary system by the other).

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An eclipse (Ancient Greek noun έκ"ειψις (kleipsis), from verb εκ"είπω (eklepō), "I vanish," a combination of prefix εκ- (ek-), from preposition εκ, εξ (ek, ex), ...

A solar eclipse occurs when the new Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on the Earth. There are three types of solar eclipses: annular, partial, and total.

Eclipses of the Moon
Sometimes, as the Earth orbits the Sun, it comes between the Sun and the Moon. When this happens, the Earth throws a dark shadow across the Moon. This is known as an eclipse of the Moon, or a lunar eclipse.

Solar eclipse
Solar Eclipse is the name of an alien friend of Betty Spaghetty.

Solar eclipse
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Lunar Eclipses:
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Solar eclipse (not to scale)
As noted above, the images that we show in discussing eclipses are illustrative but not drawn to scale.

Eclipses were, to the ancients, perhaps the most striking, important event in the heavens. Ritual and ceremony were practiced worldwide at the time of eclipses, and many astrologers were executed for failing to predict eclipses.

Eclipses occur when the Sun, Earth and Moon line up. They are rare because the Moon usually passes above or below the imaginary line connecting Earth and the Sun. In a solar eclipse the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun.

Eclipses visible from Iowa are in bold
Time of Mideclipse (GMT)
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Mid eclipse, or the eclipse's deepest moment, comes at 11:40 p.m. Even at this dark hour, the northern (top) part of the Moon will likely look lighter than the southern (bottom) part, which passes more closely to, though above, ...

Lunar Eclipse
Earth - the planet on which we live.
Moon - the natural satellite of the Earth.
Penumbra - the area in which the shadow of an object (in this case, the Earth on the moon) is partial.
Sun - the star in our Solar System.

Solar Eclipse
The sun is beginning to move out from behind the moon in this picture of a total eclipse. Image Credit: NASA
During a solar eclipse, the moon comes between the sun and Earth so that all or part of the sun's light is blocked from Earth.

Lunar Eclipses
A lunar eclipse occurs during a Full Moon when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and when the Moon passes through some of the Earth's shadow..
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A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow falls on the moon. Lunar eclipses occur, on average, about every 6 months.
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Martian Solar Eclipses
The shadow of the Martian moon, Phobos, is captured here by the Mars Global Surveyor wide angle camera. Frequent solar eclipses are caused by the passage of Phobos between Mars and the Sun.

Total Solar Eclipse
Taken at 3:01pm 21/06/01 Chinyingi, Zambia with an Elite 200, Meade 2045D 1 sec.

Most objects in the solar system are in regular and predictable motion. Those motions explain such phenomena as the day, the year, phases of the Moon, and eclipses.

From time to time"but only at new or full Moon"the Sun and the Moon line up precisely as seen from Earth, and we observe the spectacular phenomenon known as an eclipse.

Eclipse Web Sites
The following sites are probably the best and most complete ones on the web. You'll find eclipse predictions, photographs, observing instructions, and fairly complete indexes of all high-quality eclipse sites on the web.

ECLIPSE - Obscuring of one celestial body by another, either by direct superposition or by the casting of a shadow.

eclipse: (of the moon or the sun) the phenomenon which occurs when the Earth (or at least the observer's location), sun and moon lie on a straight line.

(a) Occultation of one celestial body by another which passes between it and the observer.

Eclipse. Eclipses occur when the Sun, Moon, and Earth precisely line up. The Moon, in its orbit around the Earth, is inclined at about 5 degrees to the ecliptic (the plane at which the Earth orbits the Sun).

The passage of one object in front of another (as the Moon passes in front of the Sun during an eclipse of the Sun), ...

Eclipse An alignment of two bodies with the observer such that either the nearer body prevents the light from the further body from reaching the observer (strictly speaking, these are occultations), e.g.

Eclipse- when one celestial body passes in front of another, dimming or obscuring its light (e.g. solar, lunar, and eclipsing binaries)
Ecliptic- the apparent yearly path of the sun against the stars ...

The event in which one celestial body passes in front of another, blocking the light from the more distant object.

When one object passes in front of another as seen from the Earth. The term is usually used when the two objects are of roughly the same angular size, as in an eclipse of the Sun by the Moon.

The cutting off, or blocking, of light from one celestial body by another.
The plane of Earth's orbit about the Sun ...

The cutting off of part or all the light from one celestial object by another.
eclipsing binaries
Binary star systems in which, as seen from Earth, the stars periodically pass in front of each other.

the total or partial blocking of one celestial body by another.

Eclipse Year
The 346.62 days it takes the sun to return to a node
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Eclipse, solar. The passage of the Moon in front of the Sun so that the Moon is directly in front of the Sun. Totality may last for a little over 7 minutes under favourable conditions. Partial eclipses occur when the Sun is incompletely covered.

eclipse season: That period when the sun is near a node of the moon's orbit and eclipses are possible.
eclipse year: The time the sun takes to circle the sky and return to a node of the moon's orbit; 346.62 days.

Eclipse Track - The path of the Moon's shadow across the Earth during a solar eclipse
Eclipse Year - The interval of time (346.6 days) from one passage of the Sun through a node of the Moon's orbit to the next passage through the same node ...

Total or partial masking of a celestial body by another along the line of sight. Solar eclipses result from the Moon blocking the Sun relative to the Earth; thus Earth, Moon and Sun all lie on a line.

"Eclipse" is the tenth and final track from United Kingdom progressive rock band Pink Floyd's 1973 in music album, The Dark Side of the Moon....
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The Eclipse
In a total eclipse of the Sun, the Moon just barely covers the Sun. The Sun itself is so distant that when viewed from anywhere on Earth, it covers practically the same patch of the sky, with a width of about 0.5.

This Eclipse is History
A NASA scientist views the eclipse from the foothills of Transylvania, home of ancient legends and modern science. Includes video replays from NASA TV and an audio account of the eclipse as seen from Romania.

Lunar Eclipse
An eclipse of the Moon can only occur at FULL MOON and only if the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth's shadow (see diagram 2 under phases of the Moon).

Toward Eclipse Mapping of Hot Jupiters
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Annular eclipse - a type of solar eclipse in which a ring (annulus) of sunlight remains visible.
Asteroid - a "minor planet" ,a chunk of rock smaller than planet-size but larger than a meteoroid, in orbit around a star.

The blocking of light as one heavenly body passes between the Sun & another body, casting a shadow. Solar eclipse - when the Moon passes between Sun & Earth, casting a shadow on the Earth.

Understanding eclipses
Most, if not all, of the 400 Indigenous Australian peoples had their own names and interpretations for celestial and planetary features.

Annual Eclipse
A type of total eclipse in which the moon is too far from the earth to totally cover the suns surface. A ring of the photosphere surrounds the moon during mideclipse.

The resultant light curve shows primary eclipses when the dimmer star passes in front of the brighter star and a scondary eclipse or minimum when the brighter star eclipses the dimmer star.

F CORONA Of the white-light CORONA (that is, the corona seen by the eye at a total solar eclipse), that portion which is caused by sunlight scattered or reflected by solid particles (dust) in interplanetary space. F REGION (Also F LAYER).

A special telescope which blocks light from the Sun's disc, thus creating an artificial eclipse, in order to study its atmosphere.
Cosmic Ray.
An extremely fast, energetic and relativistic (high speed) charged particle.

It is visible to the naked eye during a solar eclipse.
Density The amount of mass or number of particles per unit volume. In cgs units mass density has units of gm cm-3. Number density has units cm-3 (particles per cubic centimeter).

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