annular eclipse


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annular eclipse

an eclipse of the sun in which the moon does not cover the entire disc of the sun, so that a ring of sunlight surrounds the shadow of the moon

annular eclipse

See eclipse.

annular eclipse

[′an·yə·lər i′klips]
(astronomy)
An eclipse in which a thin ring of the source of light appears around the obscuring body.
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During an annular eclipse, the moon blocks most of the sun.
According to the BBC, the annular eclipse exceeded 11 minutes when viewed from the countries near the Indian Ocean -- a record for the millennium.
He would further have been able to observe visually that the cause of the eclipse was at least an opaque circular body, as it stood silhouetted by the sun during the annular eclipse.
An annular eclipse last occurred over Britain in 1921 - and the next will not be until 2093
A dazzling annular eclipse of the sun appeared on the horizon for the first time in more than 80 years.
Stargazers who travelled to ORKNEY to see the annular eclipse - when the sun is largely covered by the moon - saw just clouds.
Eclipse, born on the day of the annular eclipse of 1764 and the most remarkable runner of his era, also comes in for a thorough examination.
The epic challenge to "Filming the sun, using the sun" is a second for Panasonic after the annular eclipse live from Mount Fuji, Japan in May 2012.
The first is an annular eclipse on April 29 from 05:52 to 10:14, visible from Australia and Antarctica.
If you want to see the annular eclipse and you don't happen to live in Australia, you may want to check out (http://events.
In this view an annular eclipse was possible when the Moon is near its apogee, and, inversely, the Sun was close to its perigee.
Luckily for University of Oregon students Heather Cook and Alaina Hagan, a friend thought to bring some special dark-lensed "eclipse glasses" to Eugene's College Hill Reservoir, where about 50 people gathered in hopes of appreciating the annular eclipse that started to darken the sky shortly after 5 p.