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e·clipse pe·ri·od

the time between infection by (or induction of) a bacteriophage, or other virus, and the appearance of mature virus within the cell; an interval of time during which viral infectivity cannot be recovered.
Synonym(s): eclipse phase

eclipse phase

The phase of the viral life cycle during which a virus enters a cell to parasitize it. The phase includes the attachment of the virus to the cell membrane, penetration of the cell by the virus, and the uncoating of the virus once it has entered the cytoplasm. During this phase in its life cycle, no progeny virus is found within the cell.
See also: phase
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"Having raced across the Pacific Ocean at over 6,000mph, by the time the Moon's shadow reaches the west coast of Chile, the Sun will be low to the horizon, with the partial eclipse phases occurring just as the Sun is setting."
For viewing the crescent shape of partial eclipse phases, it will work just fine.
However, the sky was partly clouded but everybody especially the kids enjoyed the cruise of the moon through different eclipse phases as they participated in an eclipse sketching competition.
A display shows the Moon eclipse phases KUWAIT, July 19 (KUNA) -- On July 27, the world will witness the longest Moon eclipse in this century, said Kuwaiti astronomer and researcher Adel Al-Saadoon in a statement on Thursday for KUNA.