Definitions of occultation
  1. noun
    one celestial body obscures another
    synonyms: eclipse
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    solar eclipse
    the moon interrupts light from the sun
    lunar eclipse
    the earth interrupts light shining on the moon
    total eclipse
    an eclipse as seen from a place where the eclipsed body is completely obscured
    partial eclipse
    an eclipse in which the eclipsed body is only partially obscured
    annular eclipse
    only a thin outer disk of the sun can be seen
    type of:
    break, interruption
    some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
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