Solar ecliptic limit
Ecliptic E*clip"tic, a. [L. eclipticus belonging to an eclipse, Gr. 'ekleiptiko`s. See {Eclipse}.] 1. Pertaining to the ecliptic; as, the ecliptic way. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to an eclipse or to eclipses. [1913 Webster]

{Lunar ecliptic limit} (Astron.), the space of 12[deg] on the moon's orbit from the node, within which, if the moon happens to be at full, it will be eclipsed.

{Solar ecliptic limit}, the space of 17[deg] from the lunar node, within which, if a conjunction of the sun and moon occur, the sun will be eclipsed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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