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Eclipse

An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when one celestial object moves into the shadow of another.

The term is most often used to describe either a solar eclipse, when the Moon's shadow crosses Earth's surface, or a lunar eclipse, when the Moon moves into the shadow of Earth.

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AP (May 20, 2012) Millions in Asia and the Western U.S. were looking up as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed the sky. The eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, leaving only a golden "ring of fire" visible.
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NASA (Mar. 4, 2015) A total solar eclipse in the North Atlantic and tips to prepare for the next U.S. eclipse. Video provided by NASA
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AFP (Mar. 19, 2015) Experts are warning people to protect their eyes as they watch the solar eclipse Friday morning -- either with special eclipse glasses or by watching the shadow it casts using vegetable strainer and a cardboard box. Duration: 01:02 Video provided by AFP
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Millions Watch Eclipse Crossing Asia, US

Millions Watch Eclipse Crossing Asia, US

AP (May 21, 2012) Millions turned out in Asia and the western US to watch a rare annular eclipse crossing the skies.
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