solar eclipse


Definition of solar eclipse

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

Examples of solar eclipse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plot centers on three characters whose story lines converge during a solar eclipse, in scenes fraught with magic and danger. Washington Post, "Fall reading: 12 books to keep you occupied for the rest of 2020," 5 Sep. 2020 Even after it was shown to be correct by observations of a 1919 solar eclipse, many dismissed the theory as an interesting quirk—after all, Newton's laws were still good enough for calculating most things. Martin Rees, Scientific American, "How Astronomers Revolutionized Our View of the Cosmos," 18 Aug. 2020 Skywatchers in parts of the globe enjoyed a stunning partial solar eclipse over the weekend. Fox News, "Stunning pictures show partial 'ring of fire' solar eclipse," 23 June 2020 This causes an eclipse of the sun, or solar eclipse. Editors, USA TODAY, "Trump's Tulsa rally, summer solstice, Father's Day: 5 things to know this weekend," 20 June 2020 Want to watch the ring of fire solar eclipse from home? Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "A Rare "Ring of Fire" Solar Eclipse Is Occurring This Weekend," 16 June 2020 Cato's solar eclipse bath ritual looks a little different than Stardust's — and is simpler. Elizabeth Gulino,, "Sunday’s “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse Brings Positive Change," 19 June 2020 The next total solar eclipse will be on December 14, 2020, falling upon Chile and Argentina. Candice Wang, Popular Science, "You may be able to spot a ‘ring of fire’ eclipse this weekend," 19 June 2020 Last year, a solar eclipse cut a path across South America, plunging parts of the continent into darkness. Fox News, "Stunning pictures show partial 'ring of fire' solar eclipse," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of solar eclipse

1602, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2020

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“Solar eclipse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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