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English definition of “eclipse”

eclipse

noun [C] (SUN/MOON)   /ɪˈklɪps/ earth science
a period of time when the light from an object in the sky cannot be seen because another object has come between you and it solar eclipse In a solar eclipse, the moon travels in between the earth and the sun. lunar eclipse In a lunar eclipse, the earth travels in between the moon and the sun.
(Definition of eclipse noun (SUN/MOON) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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