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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.
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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.
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The near approach of one celestial body to another on the celestial sphere, as in occultation or conjunction.
A penumbral eclipse of the moon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.