lunar eclipse


Definition of lunar eclipse

: an eclipse in which the full moon passes partially or wholly through the umbra of the earth's shadow

Examples of lunar eclipse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The total lunar eclipse was visible in much of Africa, Europe and South America and most of North America. Katie Hunt, Megan Marples And Ashley Strickland, CNN, 16 May 2022 The last total lunar eclipse visible in Florida was in 2019. Cindy Krischer Goodman, Sun Sentinel, 14 May 2022 The total lunar eclipse will be visible across most of the Americas, starting around 9:32 p.m. EDT on May 15 and ending around 1:55 a.m. EDT on May 16, according to NASA. Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2022 The total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and other places. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 5 May 2022 The total lunar eclipse will be the first to occur with a supermoon in nearly six years, according to NASA. NBC News, 25 May 2021 The moon is seen during the penumbral lunar eclipse in Skopje. Globe Staff,, 16 May 2022 McCarthy also released a series of photos on his Instagram dedicated to the lunar eclipse. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 25 Nov. 2021 McGrath says the victim was in his van watching the lunar eclipse when Senyak approached on foot. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lunar eclipse

1667, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Lunar eclipse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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