However, these mutual occultations of planets are ... The terms "eclipse," "
occultation" and "transit" are ...
Eclipses, Occultations and Transits. An eclipse is the result of the total or partial
masking of a celestial body by another along an observer's line of sight.
Jun 8, 2004 ... The transit or passage of a planet across the disk of the Sun may be thought of as
a special kind of eclipse. As seen from Earth, only transits of ...
Example: a solar eclipse is an occultation : the Moon masks all or part of the ...
the satellite or of a small part of the disk of the planet (occultation called "transit");
Aug 4, 2014 ... In Spring 2012, we offered short essays focused on eclipses, transits and
occultations to promote the rare transit of Venus that occurred on ...
Transits, eclipses, and occultations all involve a body which moves between two
others, and, as a result, obscures some or all of the light of one of the bodies as ...
Editorial Reviews. Review. Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding
Academic Title" for 2015. “In Celestial Shadows, westfall … summarize all the ...
May 25, 2012 ... Of course, everybody knows what is an eclipse of the Sun. But in astronomical
terms, it's just an occultation/transit of the Moon in front of the ...
Oct 27, 2005 ... I'm wondering the exactly definition of the word "transit" and "occultation". If a
planet goes in front of Sun, but not an "annular eclipse" but a ...
Occultations, eclipses and transits. An occultation is a celestial event occurring
when an astronomical objects apparently hides another astronomical object.