Science / Weather / Eclipse: The obscuring of one celestial body by another.

Other Words for Eclipse

Eclipse Noun Synonyms: decline, downturn, slump, recession
Eclipse Verb Synonyms: conceal, hide, blot out, obscure, block, veil, shroud, cover, darken

Lunar Eclipse

Science / Astrology / Lunar Eclipse: The point at which the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned with the Earth blocking out the Sun's light from the Moon, making the Moon seem invisible. Occurs during a Full Moon. MORE

Solar Eclipse

Science / Astrology / Solar Eclipse: See eclipse. MORE

Penumbral Eclipse

Science / Astrology / Penumbral Eclipse: The term applied when the Moon passes through Earth's penumbra; the shadow does not obliterate the Moon form Earth's view but causes it to appear orangish or copper-colored. MORE


Science / Tides and Currents / Saros: A period of 223 synodic months corresponding approximately to 19 eclipse years or 18.03 Julian years, and is a cycle in which solar and lunar eclipses repeat themselves under approximately the same co MORE


Science / Weather / Chromosphere: A thin layer of relatively transparent gases above the photosphere of the sun. It is observed best during a total eclipse of the sun. MORE


Science / Biology / Mutation: Any heritable change in the nucleotide sequence of DNA; can involve substitutions, insertions, or deletions of one or more nucleotides. MORE