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

Examples of lunar eclipse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is also a lunar eclipse, where Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, casting a reddish shadow on the lunar surface. BostonGlobe.com, "On Monday, you can witness Mercury in motion as the tiny planet waltzes across the face of the sun. This celestial dance, known as the transit of Mercury, last occurred in 2016 and will not happen again until 2032. North American skywatchers will have to wait until 2049 for an encore.," 11 Nov. 2019 Hoppey: Wednesday night, there was a full lunar eclipse. Bobby Olivier, Billboard, "The Forgotten Woodstock: The Oral History of Woodstock '89, The Impromptu Little Festival That Could," 15 Aug. 2019 The picture was actually of the Moon during the July 2018 lunar eclipse that bathed the celestial body in a red hue. Fox News, "Elon Musk blasted for mistaking Moon and Mars on Twitter," 24 June 2019 Observers in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will be able to see the total lunar eclipse July 27. Blaine P. Friedlander Jr., Washington Post, "Skywatch: July is the month of Mars," 30 June 2018 But subcommittee member Kristi Mansolf said hikers enjoy celestial events such as watching lunar eclipses and shooting stars. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "County unveils plans for Mt. Woodson parking lots," 6 Sep. 2019 July 16 is an astrologically eventful night, bringing us a full buck moon and partial lunar eclipse. Erika W. Smith, refinery29.com, "The Full Buck Moon & Lunar Eclipse Tell Us To Let Go Of Our Limits," 15 July 2019 On Tuesday, July 16, we're hit with a full moon and partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn, an Earth sign known for its high work drive. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "How to Use This Month's Mercury Retrograde to Your Advantage," 27 June 2019 This complete lunar eclipse was the longest of this century. Fox News, "Media downplay Trump administration's economic successes," 28 July 2018

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First Known Use of lunar eclipse

1667, in the meaning defined above

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“Lunar eclipse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunar%20eclipse. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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