solar eclipse

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A total solar eclipse in 1999

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Compound of solar +‎ eclipse

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solar eclipse (plural solar eclipses)

  1. (astronomy) A phenomenon occurring when the Moon passes between the Earth and the sun.
    The mother warned her daughter not to look at the sun during the solar eclipse as it could do irreparable damage to her eyes.


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