Eclipse

Definition of Eclipse

An eclipse is when one celestial body passes in front of another, blocking out the light from the sun. On Earth, the most frequent (and intriguing) eclipses are the solar eclipses and the lunar eclipses.

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow over the Earth. A lunar eclipse is when the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow. There can be full eclipses and partial eclipses. Astrologers believe that eclipses have a profound influence on people's behaviour.

TERM OF THE DAY

Chinese Zodiac

This astrology system from China is based on a 12 year cycle. There are twelve animals and five elements in the system. The attributes of each animal affect the year associated with that animal as well as the people born in that year. The elements follow a five year cycle. The 12 Chinese zodiac animals are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The five Chinese zodiac elements are metal, wood, fire, water and earth.

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