total solar eclipse
A The passage of the new moon directly between the Sun and the Earth when the Moon's shadow is cast upon the Earth. The Sun appears in the sky either partially or totally covered by the Moon. seen from within the Moon’s A complete shadow (as of the Moon or the Earth) within which the source of light (the Sun) is totally hidden from view. Also, the dark inner area of a sunspot.. The Moon appears to completely block the Sun’s The bright, visible surface of the Sun..