Definitions for "TOTAL ECLIPSE"
Keywords:  eclipse, umbra, obscure, lunar, moon
The distance from the Earth to the Moon varies slightly since the Moon's orbit around the earth is slightly elliptical (oval shaped). When the Moon is farther from the Earth the disk of the Moon appears smaller. When closer, the disk appears larger. In a total eclipse , the Moon is close enough to the Earth so that the Moon's shadow extends all the way to the surface of the Earth. for anyone in the shadow, the Sun is completely blocked by the Moon and darkness descends briefly. A total eclipse is one of the most awe-inspiring celestial events one can witness.
Any eclipse in which the eclipsed body is totally blocked from view or totally immersed in shadow.
Celestial event during which one body is completely blocked from view by another.
Keywords:  behold, sight, beautiful
a beautiful sight to behold