Occultation

Interruption of the light from an object to an observer when a body in interposed.

occultation

The blockage of light by the intervention of another object; a planet can occult (block) the light from a distant star.
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occultation

The blockage of light by the intervention of another object; a planet can occult (block) the light from a distant star.
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Occultation

an eclipse by the Moon of a planet or star.
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Occultation

The covering-up of one celestial object by another. For example, a total solar eclipse is an occultation of the Sun by the Moon.
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Occultation

Oc`culĀ·ta'tion noun [ Latin occultatio a hiding, from occultare , v. intens. of occulere : confer French occultation . See Occult .] 1. (Astron.) The hiding of a heavenly body from sight by the intervention of some other of the heavenly bodies; -- app...
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occultation

1. <astronomy> The hiding of a heavenly body from sight by the intervention of some other of the heavenly bodies; applied especially to eclipses of stars and planets by the moon, and to the eclipses of satellites of planets by their primaries. ... 2. The state of being occult. 'The reappearance of such an author after those long periods of oc...
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Occultation

• (n.) Fig.: The state of being occult. • (n.) The hiding of a heavenly body from sight by the intervention of some other of the heavenly bodies; -- applied especially to eclipses of stars and planets by the moon, and to the eclipses of satellites of planets by their primaries.
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occultation

complete obscuration of the light of an astronomical body, most commonly a star, by another astronomical body, such as a planet or a satellite. ... [5 related articles]
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occultation

The blocking of light from one astronomical object, such as a star or asteroid, by another object, such as the Moon, that passes in front of it. Also, the period of time for which this blocking takes place.
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occultation

occultation (ok"ultā'shun) , in astronomy, eclipse of one celestial body by another, e.g., when the moon lies between a star and the earth. Occultations of stars by the moon are important in astronomy. Since stellar positions are very accurately known, the time and position of an occul...
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Occultation

In astronomy, occultation is the temporary obscuring of a star by a body in the solar system.
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Occultation

The act of one celestial body obscuring another as a result of moving between the observer and the object being observed. The most well known occultations are the lunar and solar eclipses.
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Occultation

An occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer. The word is used in astronomy (see below). It can also refer to any situation wherein an object in the foreground blocks from view (occults) an object in the background. In this general sense, occultation applies to the visua...
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Occultation

An event that occurs when one celestial body conceals or obscures another. For example, a solar eclipse is an occultation of the Sun by the Moon.
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Occultation

The passage of a celestial body across a line between an observer and another celestial object; and the progressive blocking of light, radio waves, or other radiation from a celestial source during such a passage.
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Occultation

From the Latin occultatio, a hiding; an eclipse of a planet. The term eclipse is usually applied to
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occultation

concealing of one heavenly body by another
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Occultation

When the Moon or a planet passes directly in front of a more distant planet or star. A grazing occultation occurs if the background body is never completely hidden from the observer.
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Occultation

The covering up of one celestial body by another.
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Occultation

The passage of one object in front of a smaller one, temporarily obscuring all or part of the background object from view.
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