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appulse

(ă-pulss )
1. The apparent close approach of one celestial body to another. Often it refers to the close approach of a planet or asteroid to a star without the occurrence of an occultation.
2. A penumbral eclipse of the Moon.

Appulse

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Appulse refers to either a partial occultation, a conjunction, a planet’s crossing of the meridian, or the entry of the Moon into the Earth’s shadow.

appulse

[ə′pəls]
(astronomy)
The near approach of one celestial body to another on the celestial sphere, as in occultation or conjunction.
A penumbral eclipse of the moon.