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Partial eclipse   /pˈɑrʃəl ɪklˈɪps/   Listen
Partial eclipse

An eclipse in which the eclipsed body is only partially obscured.

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"Partial eclipse" Quotes from Famous Books

... Pacific, owing to its nature as an enclosed sea.[575] But like all such basins, this northern Indian Ocean attained its zenith of historical importance in early times. In the sixteenth century it suffered a partial eclipse, which passed only with the opening of the Suez Canal. During this interval, however, the Portuguese. Dutch and English had rounded the Cape of Good Hope and entered this basin on its open or oceanic side. By their trading stations, which soon ...
— Influences of Geographic Environment - On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography • Ellen Churchill Semple

Words linked to "Partial eclipse" :   eclipse, occultation

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