solar eclipse

noun

Definition of solar eclipse

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

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Back during the total solar eclipse last August, Marie Claire reported that many women noticed their period cycles going haywire around the time of the eclipse. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "What to Know About Your Period During the Super Wolf Blood Moon," 15 Jan. 2019 On Saturday, August 11, a solar eclipse in your sign electrifies the sky. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's August 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 July 2018 During the 2017 solar eclipse, when solar-power generation was offline, Google encouraged Nest thermostat owners to opt into a program in which the devices cooled their homes before power supply fell due to the eclipse. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Google, Amazon Seek Foothold in Electricity as Home Automation Grows," 27 Jan. 2019 The intrepid car captured the darkened sky, streetlamps flickering on and even skywatching pedestrians on the vehicle's travels through the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse in August. Sarah Lewin, Space.com, "A Google Street View Car Drove Right Through the Path of the 2017 Solar Eclipse," 24 Apr. 2018 Hotels and campsites have been sold out for months and there are less than 4,000 of the 24,000 active Airbnb listings in the path of the total solar eclipse left for the night of August 20, 2017. House Beautiful, "You Could Win a Trip to Oregon to See the Total Solar Eclipse," 1 Aug. 2017 During this solar eclipse, when the sun and moon connect in the sky, your aspirations are crystallized. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What August's Scorpio Horoscope Means for You," 30 July 2018 Today's solar eclipse could be emotionally and/or physically draining. BostonGlobe.com, "For Attorney General Maura Healey, sports were crucial to success," 11 July 2018 These tendrils, called solar prominences, are only visible to the naked eye during a total solar eclipse. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "The New Science of the Sun Will Be Astounding—And Possibly Terrifying," 9 Aug. 2018

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