The partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another. An eclipse of the Sun or Moon occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned. &diamf3; In a solar eclipse the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth. During a total solar eclipse the disk of the Moon fully covers that of the Sun, and only the Sun's corona is visible. &diamf3; An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest in its orbit from the Earth so that its disk does not fully cover that of the Sun, and part of the Sun's photosphere is visible as a ring around the Moon. &diamf3; In a lunar eclipse all or a part of the Moon's disk enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow and is no longer illuminated by the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur only during a full moon, when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun.
Find another word for black-out. In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for black-out, like: rub out, eradicate, erase, obliterate, pass out, lose consciousness, swoon, put out the lights, make dark, batten and eclipse.
Consider installing black-out curtains, clothing hampers and additional in-room storage if you need it.
For months, he'd black out several times a day and wake up somewhere else, usually with the room around him in shambles.
Coal was in short supply and people devised other means of keeping warm, overloading electrical circuits and causing the occasional black out.
My husband remembered there used to be black-out curtains in the basement which were still there.
Rows two and three have black out windows, which extends round the back to the rear tailgate window.