solar eclipse

(redirected from Hybrid eclipse)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Hybrid eclipse: annular eclipse

solar eclipse

See eclipse.

solar eclipse

[′sō·lər i′klips]
(astronomy)
An eclipse that takes place when the new moon passes between the earth and the sun and the shadow formed reaches the earth; may be classified as total, partial, or annular.
References in periodicals archive ?
As tidal drag very gradually enlarges the Moon's orbit throughout the next hundreds of millions of years, it will be harder for the Moon to blanket the Sun, and the population of annular and hybrid eclipses will grow at the expense of purebred totality.
There will be three lunar, two solar eclipses and two very rare hybrid eclipses," Mikaelyan said.
He also devoted a whole chapter of his Ziji Muhaqqaq-i Sultdni to an account of annular and hybrid eclipses, where we read:
According to Fred Espenak, not all hybrid eclipses begin as annular, become total, and end as annular.

Full browser ?