occulting light


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occulting light

[ə′kəlt·iŋ ‚līt]
(navigation)
A navigational light totally interrupted at intervals by periods of darkness; the duration of the light period is equal to or greater than that of the dark period.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
SNAEFELL JOKUL--White occulting light withdrawn for winter.