lunar ecliptic limit

noun

Definition of lunar ecliptic limit

: a distance along the ecliptic averaging about 11 degrees on each side of either of the moon's nodes within which the sun must be at full moon in order for a lunar eclipse to occur

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“Lunar ecliptic limit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunar%20ecliptic%20limit. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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