annular eclipse

noun

Definition of annular eclipse

: an eclipse in which a thin outer ring of the sun's disk is not covered by the smaller dark disk of the moon

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Recent Examples on the Web No one has chartered a large plane to capture an annular eclipse since 1951. Jamie Carter, Forbes, "National Parks Week: Why You Need To Forward-Plan An Extra-Special ‘Ring Of Fire’ Road Trip," 16 Apr. 2021 An annular eclipse of the sun will happen on June 10, visible in northern and northeastern North America from 4:12 a.m. ET to 9:11 a.m. ET. Megan Marples And Ashley Strickland, CNN, "See the 'Worm' supermoon glow in the sky this weekend," 28 Mar. 2021 An annular eclipse of the sun will happen on June 10, visible in northern and northeastern North America from 4:12 a.m. ET to 9:11 a.m. ET. Megan Marples And Ashley Strickland, CNN, "See Jupiter and Mercury align in the sky and an asteroid flyby this weekend," 4 Mar. 2021 According to Zeiler, the very best accessible place to catch the rising annular eclipse perfectly at sunrise will be along the shore of northern Lake Superior just northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario—or from the western shore of Lake Nipigon. Jamie Carter, Forbes, "In 100 Days North America Will Witness A Rare ‘Sunrise Eclipse’ And Our Star As A ‘Ring Of Fire’," 2 Mar. 2021 An annular eclipse of the sun will happen on June 10, visible in northern and northeastern North America from 4:12 a.m. ET to 9:11 a.m. ET. Megan Marples And Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Full moon in February 2021: When to see the Snow Moon," 26 Feb. 2021 An annular eclipse of the sun will happen on June 10, visible in northern and northeastern North America from 4:12 a.m. to 9:11 a.m. ET. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Quadrantid meteor shower peaks this weekend and other celestial events in 2021," 2 Jan. 2021 About 16,000 of these have been sent from the US to Ethiopia so people in the path of the annular eclipse can safely view it. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Solar eclipse 2020: How and when to watch the June annular eclipse," 19 June 2020 The annular eclipse will begin at 12:47 a.m. ET (4:47 UTC) on June 21 and cross a skinny path that starts at sunrise in Africa and eventually moves across to China before ending at sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Solar eclipse 2020: How and when to watch the June annular eclipse," 19 June 2020

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1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Annular eclipse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annular%20eclipse. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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