lunar eclipse

noun

Definition of lunar eclipse

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

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Mega Agency Seeing Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx out in public is like a lunar eclipse. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Is Smiling From Ear to Ear on Date Night With Jamie Foxx," 5 Dec. 2018 What is the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse? Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Eclipses in 2018 and How They Can Affect Your Life," 16 July 2018 July 27, 2018 The two got together after filming the third season of Riverdale to watch the very rare Blood Moon lunar eclipse. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart's Relationship," 30 July 2018 As people gathered across the country to watch the once-in-a-century Blood Moon lunar eclipse on Frida night, one duo seemed to enjoy it the most of all: Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Lili Reinhart Watched Friday's 'Blood Moon' With Rumored Boyfriend Cole Sprouse—and Chronicled Every Last Minute," 28 July 2018 The best time to end an old dusty habit and never go back will be the lunar eclipse of February 10. Rebecca Gordon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Your Horoscope For the Year Ahead," 29 Dec. 2016 Also, Langer maintains that the position of the Moon during the lunar eclipse of December 25, 828 AD (coinciding with the winter solstice) was close to the Hyades. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "“Wolf’s jaw” star cluster may have inspired parts of Ragnarök myth," 16 Nov. 2018 Skywatchers around much of the world are looking forward to a complete lunar eclipse that will be the longest this century. Fox News, "Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century," 27 July 2018 On July 27, in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa, skywatchers will get a look at a Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse, with the moon going into Earth’s shadow. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Mars in opposition highlight of July's night sky," 3 July 2018

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1667, in the meaning defined above

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