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Eclipse

The obscuring of one celestial body by another either by passing directly in front of it or by casting a shadow. Solar eclipses can be total (whole Sun is obscured), partial (part of the Sun is obscured) or annular (a complete ring of sunlight is seen). Lunar eclipses are either total or partial. Quite often, during a total lunar eclipse, the moon is seen to become a coppery colour due to light refracting through the Earth’s atmosphere.

Book: Africa and Madagascar Total Eclipse 2001 & 2002

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