phase

(redirected from eclipse phase)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
Since the moon will pass close to the center of the Earth's shadow, the total eclipse phase will be longer than usual, said NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
While in sunlit orbit, the motor will spin the flywheel to a fully charged speed, while the generator mode will take over to discharge the flywheel and power the satellite during the eclipse phase.
The stage of the rabies life cycle in which the virus hides in the victim's tissues is known as the eclipse phase.