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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.
The near approach of one celestial body to another on the celestial sphere, as in occultation or conjunction.
A penumbral eclipse of the moon.