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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.
GYLP will supply battery cells to provide on-board power for each of the satellites during the eclipse phase of each Mid-Earth Orbit.
The stage of the rabies life cycle in which the virus hides in the victim's tissues is known as the eclipse phase.