Eclipses

a partial or total cutting off of the light of the Sun (at newmoon) by Moon passing in front of it, or of the Moon (at fullmoon) by Earth's shadow passing over the Moon; these are mega-transitions; they can occur only when a new or full Moon is close to the lunar nodes; they tend to happen in twos or threes around the time of this closeness, at opp...
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eclipses

eclipse, eclipses, eclipser, eclipsed, eclipsing 1. In astronomy, the partial or complete hiding from view of a celestial body; that is, the Sun or Moon, when another celestial body comes between it and the observer. 2. A loss or blocking of light. 3. A loss of status, power, or favor.
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