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Lunar eclipse

The full Moon enters the shadow of Earth, which cuts off all or part of the Moon’s light. Total: The Moon passes completely through the umbra (central dark part) of Earth’s shadow. Partial: Only part of the Moon passes through the umbra. Penumbral: The Moon passes through only the penumbra (area of partial darkness surrounding the umbra).

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Brontophobia

Fear of lightning/thunder

Ancraophobia

Fear of wind

Solar eclipse

Earth enters the shadow of the new Moon, which cuts off all or part of the Sun’s light. Total: Earth passes through the umbra (central dark part) of the Moon’s shadow, resulting in totality for observers within a narrow band on Earth. Annular: The Moon appears silhouetted against the Sun, with a ring of sunlight showing around it. Partial: The Moon blocks only part of the Sun.

Nipper

A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number.

Florida

The name Florida comes from a Spanish phrase meaning "Feast of Flowers."

Iowa

The state of Iowa may have received its name from a Native American word meaning "beautiful land."

Friggatriskaidekaphobia

The fear of Friday the 13th.

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