solar eclipse

noun

Definition of solar eclipse 

: an eclipse of the sun by the moon — see eclipse illustration

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On Thursday, July 12, the moon and sun join forces, electrifying the sky with a solar eclipse in your sign. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's July 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 June 2018 Harig talked about how the school year began with a solar eclipse. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Holy Cross School holds one final graduation," 11 June 2018 This eclipse season kicks off with a partial solar eclipse during the new moon in Cancer on July 12. Jodie Layne, Teen Vogue, "Lunar Eclipse 2018: What You Need to Know," 3 July 2018 July’s partial solar eclipse activates the area of your chart connected to travel, philosophy, and exploration. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's July 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 June 2018 The solar eclipse is projected to reach its maximum viewing potential at 2:30 pm. Gregory Wallace, CNN, "Photos and documents from Secretary Mnuchin's Fort Knox trip released," 18 May 2018 Recently, in between creating land art for the Form Festival in Arcosanti Arizona and an event at none-other-than Coachella, Denevan took a break to talk about chefs and farmers, composing outdoors, moonrises and the solar eclipse. Agatha French, latimes.com, "This chef has put on pop-up dinners in 15 countries and all 50 states," 23 Apr. 2018 The company had blamed the collapse on unusually strong currents and even the solar eclipse last August. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Restocking Atlantic salmon pens blocked by court," 13 Apr. 2018 Mary Ann Gerth/Courier-Journal/USA TODAY Network The Courier-Journal's photo journalists were spread out Monday to cover the partial solar eclipse in Louisville and the total eclipse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Terry Lipshetz, The Courier-Journal, "ICYMI: Best images from the 'Great American Eclipse'," 22 Aug. 2017

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