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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In the ancient world the same word was used for both total and annular eclipses.
An annular eclipse has not been observed on American soil since 1994 and was broadcast live on TV in Tokyo.
The annular eclipse on May 20th will offer observers a rare and spectacular view as the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth.
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.
1 The Taj Mahal; 2 Ginger; 3 Friends; 4 1971; 5 Seven; 6 Chelsea; 7 Fats Waller; 8 Australia; 9 John Keats; 10 Annular eclipse.
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If, however, Anaxagoras was in Athens, he could have both witnessed the annular eclipse and found out who else had seen the eclipse simply by hanging out in Athens' port the Piraeus and talking with seamen, merchants and travelers.
It will still be slightly smaller than the Sun, producing an annular eclipse that leaves a ring of light in the sky, rather than a total eclipse.
I was disappointed to see no pictures of the annular eclipse from our region in the Gazette on Saturday night (though there were excellent pictures from Scotland and Athens).
An annular eclipse was visible in Iceland and Greenland on Saturday morning (31 May), while a partial eclipse was seen in other countries including Norway and Scotland.
Stargazers Patrick Moore and Queen guitarist Brian May, who has a PhD in astronomy, travelled to Talmine, on the Kyle of Tongue, Sutherland to see the rare annular eclipse.