Translation of eclipse in Spanish:

eclipse

eclipse, n.

Pronunciation /ɪˈklɪps//əˈklɪps/

noun

  • 1

    Astronomy
    eclipse masculine
    total/partial eclipse eclipse total/parcial
    • the sun is in eclipse el sol está eclipsado
    • the sun is going into eclipse el sol está entrando en eclipse
    • While in Rome he observed an eclipse of the Moon which took place on 6 November 1500.
    • The eclipse happens at around four in the morning, with the Sun barely above the horizon.
    • Cook's three-year journey was to observe an eclipse and to discover an uncharted continent.
    • The producer decided to show the mountain goats going to sleep when the eclipse happened.
    • Local residents will have the opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse next Tuesday morning, reported the Youth Daily.
    • On average a total solar eclipse is visible from any location only once every few centuries.
    • A lunar eclipse is visible from everywhere on the dark side of the Earth.
    • Two weeks ago South Africans saw a partial solar eclipse.
    • If the Moon completely enters the umbra, a total lunar eclipse occurs.
    • The artist is known to have witnessed a full eclipse of the sun on March 16, 1485.
    • Canada also witnesses the entire eclipse as does Central and South America.
    • Later, the robot field geologist then took about a dozen images of the Sun to catch the eclipse by the Martian moon, Phobos before shutting down again for a little nap.
    • Ancient astronomers who thought that the world was flat were nonetheless able to predict eclipses.
    • Granny viewed the eclipse by projecting the sun's image on to a sheet through her binoculars.
    • We also viewed the eclipse through the thickness of a CD, which worked quite well.
    • An annular eclipse of the sun will be visible from Vancouver during the early evening of Monday, June 10.
    • When the Moon is fully immersed in the umbra a total lunar eclipse occurs.
    • In optimum weather conditions the annular eclipse is said to be a spectacular sight.
    • I am upstate and the lack of light pollution makes the eclipse a sight to behold.
    • The partial phase of such an eclipse lasts for much longer, some hours.
  • 2

    (of person, institution)
    eclipse masculine
    to be in eclipse estar eclipsado
    • The Fall of France thus reveals itself in the medium term as a crucial moment in the eclipse of European power.
    • How far was the Second World War responsible for Western Europe's eclipse by other powers?
    • Few might have predicted the eclipse of this model, but it nevertheless occurred.
    • The suggestion is that his rancour at his relative eclipse within the huge family hierarchy had something to do with the fervour with which he embraced Islam.
    • In short, the annulment has caused a backlash and the virtual eclipse of the power industry.
    • In view of the continuing eclipse of his reputation, those were wise words.
    • Nothing prepared Egypt for the eclipse of royal power and poverty that came after Pepy II.
    • As a result of the eclipse, the consequences of secrecy are far more difficult than the results of honest and open communication.
    • Further, the rise of British naval power and the continuing eclipse of the Dutch navy during the war meant that Britain was confirmed as a major trading nation and one of the strongest economies of Europe.
    • The rise of Vancouver as a power centre coincided with the eclipse of Winnipeg, which by 1996 retained only one headquarters.
    • Nevertheless, it is surprising to learn about the complete eclipse of the government sponsored agricultural research institution in this whole episode.
    • Prophets of doom are forever predicting the eclipse of Thailand as an international tourist destination.
    • There is the already encountered line of analysis that the eclipse of Soviet military power was not an accomplishment of the West, but rather an outcome self-inflicted by Soviet and Russian economic failure.

transitive verb

  • 1

    Astronomy
    eclipsar
    • We have considered the Moon and planets crossing the Sun or the stars, Jupiter eclipsing the Galilean satellites, and measuring the sizes of asteroids and comets.
    • And, the rover also ‘snapped’ an inspiring picture of the Martian moon Phobos as it eclipsed the Sun.
    • The Sun is partially eclipsed by the Moon late on the afternoon of the 13th.
    • Hours after the Saturn-Pluto opposition, the Sagittarius Moon will eclipse the Gemini Sun.
    • This is because the two moons for the summer season eclipse the two suns.
    • For about a third of every ninety-minute orbit, as Earth eclipses the Sun, the station orbits in darkness.
    • And we will see the moon is being eclipsed at the same time.
    • The extent to which the Moon eclipses the Sun's disc increases the farther south one is of that curve.
    • Much to his surprise, Sherry was leaning against the metal railings, gazing out at the giant red moon as it eclipsed a smaller blue moon.
    • By the way, just as the Moon eclipses the Sun, so does Venus.
    • Now the view of a transit simply shows the planet slowly moving across, appearing to eclipse the Sun.
    • Looking at the astrological events that took place in Aries around the time of Jesus, he discovered that there was one very significant event when Jupiter was eclipsed by the moon.
    • On 9 March 1497 he observed the Moon eclipse the star Aldebaran.
    • The full moon on 16 May will be eclipsed as it passes through the Earth's shadow, but it won't be completely dark.
    • In essence the galaxy is eclipsing the quasar, but paradoxically its gravitational lens effect brightens the light received from the latter.
  • 2

    (overshadow)
    eclipsar
    • In my view, Richard Nixon's personal shortcomings will eclipse his overall political record.
    • The housing renovations are almost complete and hubby Ford is an awfully busy scientist with a power career that eclipses most of the couple's concerns.
    • Now that the highly specialised Honda Insight hybrid is no longer officially on sale in the UK, we know of no other car likely to eclipse the petrol C1's economy in a typical driving environment.
    • If the European dream is quietly eclipsing the American dream, why are the Europeans touting China as the rising power that will eclipse the U.S?
    • The challenge was to prevent the other major capitalist powers from exploiting this new situation and eclipsing the US.
    • Some experts believe the roomy crossover model line could eventually eclipse the traditional sedan.
    • While the first two pieces are not entirely successful, the third and longest piece is so fabulous it completely eclipses what comes before it.
    • I just prefer an environment where they are not such cultural mainstays that they eclipse other artists I care to hear.
    • By the twentieth century, Pompeii's metaphorical significance had largely eclipsed its moral charge.
    • If the film gets made, that will definitely eclipse the book, because most people are more interested in movies.
    • He also observes that air power has completely eclipsed tanks' role as mobile artillery.
    • That concept - aerospace power eclipsing the fog and friction of war - may be unobtainable, but it is still an important one to consider in terms of what it takes to make aerospace power work today and in the future.
    • The national side soon began to eclipse the achievements of more established powers, including Scotland.
    • Despite the magnitude of these developments, they were overtaken and eventually eclipsed in the nineteenth century.
    • His drubbing by Chirac was soon eclipsed by even more extraordinary developments in the Netherlands.
    • But they are totally eclipsed by the vivacity and originality of Vivaldi's three.
    • If anything has eclipsed his directing achievements in the past 20 years, it's his development work.
    • The wonder of it all eclipsed the sadness I had felt earlier.
    • Nevertheless, the taste for things English rivaled and soon eclipsed Dutch hegemony.
    • However well received the plays he had written since, none had eclipsed the haunting, poetic power of his first.