solar eclipse

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solar eclipse

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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.
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Partial solar eclipses are much less dramatic than their total counterparts.
People gather to observe the partial solar eclipse at Roath Park, Cardiff| People gather to observe the partial solar eclipse at Roath Park, Cardiff|
In a partial solar eclipse, the moon does not completely hide the surface of the sun, so some direct rays of sunlight are visible to observers.
A partial solar eclipse doesn't come near to a total eclipse in terms of spectacle.
On 3 November, Cairo along with other cities across the northern hemisphere, witnessed a partial solar eclipse.
Damascus, (SANA) -- Several countries in the world, including Syria, will witness a partial solar eclipse on Sunday November 3rd.
India, June 30 -- On July 1, a partial solar eclipse will occur exactly in a month's difference.
ISLAMABAD, June 30, 2011 (Balochistan Times): A partial solar eclipse will be visible from southern ocean of South Africa on July 1 (Friday).
Summary: RIYADH: Two important celestial events -- an eclipse of Venus by the moon and a partial solar eclipse -- will occur Thursday and Friday respectively, according to a leading astronomer at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).
SKY gazers in Bahrain were treated to a partial solar eclipse yesterday morning.
SKYGAZERS hoping to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse in Birmingham yesterday were left disappointed as dense cloud gathered.