Part of speech:
The definition of a solar eclipse is when the moon blocks out sun.
To make seem dim, as by comparison
The definition of a lunar eclipse is when the moon is blocked from being lit up by the sun.
An eclipse in which the entire surface of a celestial body is obscured.
An eclipse in which only part of the surface of a celestial object is obscured.
A solar eclipse in which the moon covers all but a bright ring around the circumference of the sun.
The definition of a penumbra is the lighted area around the shadow of a planet or moon during an eclipse.
An obscuring or being obscured
The act of something becoming darker.
A piece of light fabric hung to separate or conceal what is behind it; a curtain.
To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed:
(Linguistics) To reduce (a vowel) to the neutral sound represented by schwa (ə).
To go or be beyond (a limit, limiting regulation, measure, etc.)
To represent degrees of shade or shadow in:
Blot means to dry, soak up or remove.
A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level. Clouds are formed when air that contains water vapor cools below the dew point.
The definition of conceal means to keep something hidden or secret.
To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.
To be overpowered by glare
To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal:
To cover in order to conceal, protect, or disguise:
The passage of one celestial object in front of another, temporarily blocking the more distant object from view. Occultations can provide information about the existence and measurements of the obscuring object. For example, when an asteroid passes in front of a star, the star is temporarily obscured to an observer on Earth, thus revealing the presence and approximate size of the asteroid. In 1977, astronomers were able to identify the rings around the planet Uranus when the otherwise invisible rings were observed to occult a background star. Occultations have also led to the discovery of more distant objects in space, such as binary stars and extrasolar planets.
To do more or better than (another) in performance or action.
To cast beyond (the intended point) with a fishing rod.
To pass beyond the limits of (a category or conception, for instance):
The process of or an action or instance of coming to prominence.
Out of the way; completely away:
To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
To prove deficient or lacking; perform ineffectively or inadequately:
(Intransitive) To be progressively below average in performance.
To darken with or as if with clouds; obscure:
To make (the eyes or the vision) dim; darken or obscure
To make obscure or muddled; confuse; bewilder
To blur (a surface or an outline)
To spray the leaves of (a houseplant) with water from a mister
To obfuscate is to confuse someone, or to obscure the meaning of something.
(Astronomy) To conceal by occultation:
To dominate is defined as to have or take control, or to get all the attention.
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