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penumbra

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1 partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays

  • the lunar eclipse began with a subtle darkening of the lunar surface as it passed within the Earth's penumbra
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2 something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth

  • a penumbra of despair fell over the doomed city
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