solar eclipse

noun

Definition of solar eclipse 

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

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Eclipses come in pairs: a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. Jodie Layne, Teen Vogue, "Lunar Eclipse 2018: What You Need to Know," 27 July 2018 On Thursday, July 12 the night sky was electrified by a solar eclipse at 20º Cancer. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Eclipses in 2018 and How They Can Affect Your Life," 16 July 2018 There's so much drama and mystery, but it can all be fixed if the twin witches manage to pull off a spell during a solar eclipse. 13. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "The Definitive Ranking Of The Best Halloween Disney Channel Original Movies," 29 June 2018 Original Article: There have been some spectacular lunar and solar eclipses over the past few years, and next month brings another show for stargazers to check out. Temi Adebowale, Popular Mechanics, "Watch the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century," 26 June 2018 The Sun’s corona, which can be seen during a total solar eclipse, is usually hidden by the bright light of the star’s surface. James Rogers, Fox News, "NASA's Parker Solar Probe blasts off on epic journey to 'touch the Sun'," 12 Aug. 2018 Congratulations on your 5th, honoured to share my 4th birthday with you x x pic.twitter.com/C5uuskM9S0 — florence welch (@flo_tweet) June 29, 2018 Drake might be a solar eclipse — a supernova, honestly — but trust: the world keeps spinning. refinery29.com, "Love It Or Hate It, You Listened: Drake Broke All The Streaming Records With Scorpion," 1 July 2018 After last summer's solar eclipse, Trump singled out Obama, retweeting a series of photos of Obama and himself in which his face moved to cover Obama's. Christi Parsons, latimes.com, "In the face of Trump's attacks, Obama and other ex-presidents remain silent," 29 Mar. 2018 Valeria Merino/Courier-Journal/USA TODAY Network The path of totality from Monday's solar eclipse will cross 14 states, including southwestern Kentucky. Terry Lipshetz, The Courier-Journal, "You should be able to see the solar eclipse just about anywhere in the U.S. Here's how to check," 17 Aug. 2017

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