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Hello and welcome to Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English.

On this program we explore the origin and usage of common expressions in American English. We always give examples or dialogues using the expressions. Sometimes we even use the words in a short story. All of these can, hopefully, teach you how to best use the expressions.

For today's word we turn our eyes toward the sky!

There is one natural event that many people want to experience during their lifetime -- an eclipse!

Whether solar or lunar, partial or total, these astronomical events bring the movement of our solar system a little more to life.

Solar, as we know, means "relating to the sun." So a solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. A dark circle either completely or partly covers the sun as a result.

Lunar means "related to the moon." So, a lunar eclipse is when the moon looks as if it is completely or partially covered with a dark circle.

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听新闻学英语 给你带来全新的英文学习方法, 在你学习的过程中可以随时了解世界上最新的新闻动态.

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