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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.

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Eclipses reveal first images of Sun's iron emission
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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), ...

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.

Eclipse day on Lion Hill near Lake Nakuru, Kenya
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Lunar Eclipse on June 15
By Brian Ventrudo
A reminder that June 15 marks Full Moon and the first lunar eclipse of 2011. This eclipse will be long and deep and dark, with totality lasting about 100 minutes.

Solar Eclipses
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.

Solar Eclipse
A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, its shadow blotting out the sun.

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.

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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, ...

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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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Why Do Eclipses Happen? What Is an Eclipse?
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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.

The longest solar eclipses occur when the Earth is at aphelion (farthest from the Sun, making the solar disc smaller) and the Moon is at perigee (closest to the Earth, making the Moons apparent diameter larger).

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.

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