lunar eclipse

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lunar eclipse

n
(Astronomy) See eclipse1

e•clipse

(ɪˈklɪps)

n., v. e•clipsed, e•clips•ing. n.
1.
a. the obscuring of the light of the moon by the intervention of the earth between it and the sun (lunar eclipse) or the obscuring of the light of the sun by the intervention of the moon between it and a point on the earth (solar eclipse).
b. a similar phenomenon with respect to any other planet, its moon, and the sun.
c. the partial or complete interception of the light of one component of a binary star by the other.
2. any obscuring of light.
3. a reduction or loss of splendor, status, or reputation.
v.t.
4. to cause to undergo eclipse: The moon eclipsed the sun.
5. to make less outstanding or important by comparison; surpass.
[1250–1300; < Old French eclipse < Latin eclīpsis < Greek ékleipsis, derivative of ekleípein to leave out, fail to appear]
e•clips′er, n.

lunar eclipse

See under eclipse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lunar eclipse - the earth interrupts light shining on the moonlunar eclipse - the earth interrupts light shining on the moon
eclipse, occultation - one celestial body obscures another
Translations
éclipse lunaire
tunglmyrkvi
zaćmienie Księżyca
månförmörkelse
References in periodicals archive ?
Meteorologist Joe Rao points out that this eclipse presents an unusual chance to try seeing a selenelion: when the Sun and eclipsed Moon are both above the horizon at once.
So bring good optical aid, and settle for a partial-eclipse selenelion if that's what you get.
According to astrologers, this total lunar eclipse was rare in the sense that a selenelion -- where the setting sun and the eclipsed moon can be seen simultaneously -- occurred.