annular eclipse


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

Examples of annular eclipse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An annular eclipse in which the Moon was at the furthest point from Earth in its orbit (the apogee) would have been of particularly long duration. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 11 Apr. 2022 No part of the U.S. will see the full annular eclipse. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 8 June 2021 This celestial event, visible for much of the Northern Hemisphere, is known as an annular eclipse, where the moon does not completely block out the sun. Robert Hart, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Another annular eclipse will occur on Oct. 14, 2023. New York Times, 10 June 2021 While the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Northern Alaska of the United States saw a partial eclipse, NASA reported that people in parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russia saw an annular eclipse. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 10 June 2021 The annular eclipse starts at 5:50 a.m. ET (3:20 p.m. IST), is at its greatest at 6:42 a.m. ET (4:12 p.m. IST) and ends at 7:34 a.m. ET (5:04 p.m. IST). Megan Marples And Ashley Strickland, CNN, 9 June 2021 Weather permitting, skywatchers in parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russia will be able to see the annular eclipse. NBC News, 9 June 2021 People in parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russia will experience the annular eclipse and ring of fire. Leada Gore |, al, 8 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of annular eclipse

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Annular eclipse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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