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totality

the state or period of an eclipse when light from the eclipsed body is totally obscured

totality

(toh-tal -ă-tee) See eclipse.

totality

[tō′tal·əd·ē]
(astronomy)
The portion of a total eclipse of the sun during which the sun is entirely covered by the moon at a specified location on the earth's surface.
The portion of a total eclipse of the moon or other body during which the eclipsed body is entirely within the umbra of the eclipsing body.
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If, to preserve its Unity -- its totality of effect or impression -- we read it (as would be necessary) at a single sitting, the result is but a constant alternation of excitement and depression.
Summary: New Delhi [India] February 01 (ANI): NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday hailed the Union Budget 2018, saying that 'it is forward-looking budget in totality.
In addition to the always sublime totality, this offers an excuse for going new places, following curves inscribed on the globe by a cosmic airbrush, and meeting other devotees along the way.
The August 21 solar eclipse proved to be a highlight of the 2017 summer travel season as air travel to cities located along the path of totality nearly doubled for the weekend prior to the eclipse compared to 2016, according to analysis by the Airlines Reporting Corp.
State Department of Transportation cameras showed stop-and-go traffic on northbound I-5 between roughly Salem and Wilsonville, and along southbound I-5 from Salem to the Highway 34 exit near Tangent, within minutes of the moon completely blocking out the sun along the so-called path of totality.
It was the most observed and photographed eclipse in history, with many Americans staking out prime viewing spots and settling onto blankets and garden chairs to watch, especially along the path of totality - the line of deep shadow created when the sun is completely obscured except for the thin ring of light known as the corona.
If you're fortunate enough to be in the direct path of the eclipse and catch full coverage, your window for seeing the totality will be tighter.
Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature's most awe inspiring sights," NASA said on a special eclipse website.
The path of totality - the 70-mile-wide strip of America from Oregon to South Carolina in which the moon will, for a couple of minutes, block the sun - crosses the homes of an estimated 11 million people.
In the path of totality, the sun will be blocked for about 2 minutes and the sun's hidden solar corona -- its outer atmosphere -- will become visible and create eerie diamond rings of light, weather permitting.
These cancellations will be available at the following 19 National Park Service sites located within the shadow of totality during the upcoming eclipse.
Given the magnitude of such once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, several groups from the areas of totality have already planned parties and viewing get-togethers.