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Word: penumbra

Definition: partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow


Sentences Containing 'penumbra'

A partial solar eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including all of North America, northern South America, western Europe, and Africa.

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