partial eclipse

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partial eclipse

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partial eclipse

[′pär·shəl i′klips]
(astronomy)
An eclipse in which only part of the source of light is obscured.
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Thereafter the twilight brightens further around the sinking Moon, which is still in a slight partial eclipse when it sets a few minutes after sunrise for Hawaiians on July 5th.
When the Moon's penumbral shadow strikes Earth, we see a partial eclipse of the Sun from that region.
Almost a year and a half has passed since a partial eclipse of the Sun last brushed North America.