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29th Dec '17 6:37:34 AM janosrock
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* In ''Film/PitchBlack'' the characters are on a moon of a large gas giant planet, and the planet eclipses the star as seen from its moon, instead of the other way around. The planet rapidly goes from "just touching the sun" to "completely covering the sun" in a matter of moments. As soon as the planet covers the sun, the rest of the film is spent in the titular condition, and dialogue in the film says the eclipse will last a month. Given that the planet is much larger in the sky than the sun is at that distance, a long eclipse is reasonable, although a month is pushing it. A moon with such a long orbital period around the planet would be so far away from it that the planet would be much smaller in its sky.
** It's never explicitly stated how long the eclipse will last. None of the characters have any idea, but agree that it will probably last too long to try and wait it out.

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* In ''Film/PitchBlack'' the characters are on a moon of a large gas giant planet, and the planet eclipses the star as seen from its moon, instead of the other way around. The planet rapidly goes from "just touching the sun" to "completely covering the sun" in a matter of moments. As soon as the planet covers the sun, the rest of the film is spent in the titular condition, and dialogue in the film says the eclipse will last a month. condition. Given that the planet is much larger in the sky than the sun is at that distance, a long eclipse is reasonable, although reasonable. Interestingly, a month is pushing it. A moon with such a long orbital period around full model of the planet solar system and it's movement is found by the characters and it would be so far away from have provided this information in detail, however it is only shown in passing and the characters themselves only give it a quick glance. It's brought up later that the planet would be much smaller and the moon in its sky.
** It's never explicitly stated how
the model were moving together at the same rate which means a long night ahead, but the eclipse will last. None of the characters have any idea, but agree that it will probably last too long to try and wait it out.model wasn't examined in detail.
4th Dec '17 3:28:10 PM Archer247
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* In the SNES classic ''[[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Chrono Trigger]]'', the climax of the side-quest to [[spoiler: bring Crono back to life]] happens during a solar eclipse: the team returns to the exact moment of the event -- frozen in time -- [[spoiler: exchange a life-like replica for the real Crono, and bring the latter back into the time stream]].
** Metaphorically played straight, as [[spoiler: bringing the ''main character'' back to life]] is a ''side''-quest, and irrelevant to the over-arching plot.
3rd Dec '17 1:49:33 PM Vilui
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* Also happened in another 80's fantasy film, ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}'', though there it was more due to the RuleOfCool than anything else.

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* Also happened in another 80's 80s fantasy film, ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}'', though there it was more due to the RuleOfCool than anything else.
11th Sep '17 4:58:24 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the mayor ascends at the moment of eclipse. This allows his vampires to come attack the students as well. Although the eclipse was a magical effect brought on by the mayor's transformation rather than a natural event, which could [[AWizardDidIt explain some of the oddities.]]

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the mayor Mayor ascends at the moment of eclipse. This allows his vampires to come attack the students as well. Although the eclipse was a magical effect brought on by the mayor's Mayor's transformation rather than a natural event, which could [[AWizardDidIt explain some of the oddities.]]
21st Aug '17 11:07:34 AM LordGro
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* In ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' the Tyrant Star sometimes appears like this(though whether it is just eclipsing the sun, replacing it or if it is all just a hallucination is left up to the GM). [[{{Understatement}} Bad things happen when it does.]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' the Tyrant Star sometimes appears like this(though this (though whether it is just eclipsing the sun, replacing it or if it is all just a hallucination is left up to the GM). [[{{Understatement}} Bad things happen when it does.]]
21st Aug '17 10:25:55 AM EmperorZim
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* In ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' the Tyrant Star sometimes appears like this(though whether it is just eclipsing the sun, replacing it or if it is all just a hallucination is left up to the GM). Bad things happen when it does.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' the Tyrant Star sometimes appears like this(though whether it is just eclipsing the sun, replacing it or if it is all just a hallucination is left up to the GM). [[{{Understatement}} Bad things happen when it does.]]
21st Aug '17 10:17:28 AM calculator
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the main characters use the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Day of Black Sun]] to attack the Fire Nation. Also, a lunar eclipse had been utilized by the Fire Nation to attack the Northern Water Tribe. In explanation, Firebenders are powered by the sun, and Waterbenders by the moon; an eclipse of their respective heavenly body leaves them powerless. The lunar eclipse was artificially induced by the [[spoiler:temporary death of the Moon Spirit.]] The solar eclipse only lasted about 8 minutes, providing an unusually realistic interpretation. Their world is much smaller than ours, so it's not inconceivable that it could cover a large portion of the world quite well.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the main characters use the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Day of Black Sun]] to attack the Fire Nation. Also, a lunar eclipse had been utilized by the Fire Nation to attack the Northern Water Tribe. In explanation, Firebenders are powered by the sun, and Waterbenders by the moon; an eclipse of their respective heavenly body leaves them powerless. The lunar eclipse was artificially induced by the [[spoiler:temporary death of the Moon Spirit.]] The solar eclipse only lasted about 8 minutes, providing an unusually realistic interpretation. Their interpretation, aside from the fact that King Bumi could also see it from way on the other side of the globe. Though, the world of Avatar is much significantly smaller than ours, so it's not inconceivable that it could cover a large portion of the world quite well.is possibly justified.
21st Aug '17 10:15:45 AM Dimensio
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* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'', Ryu is told of a prophecy of a demon being unleashed when the "black moon" shines. Near the game's end, after defeating the BigBad, a lunar eclipse occurs during the cutscene. Cue the FinalBoss.
21st Aug '17 9:26:28 AM mlsmithca
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* There was a total solar eclipse across America on August 21, 2017. Whether this will be plot-important or not remains to be seen.
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21st Aug '17 9:20:04 AM superslinger2007
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* There will be a total solar eclipse across the American midwest on August 21, 2017. Whether this will be plot-important or not remains to be seen.

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* There will be was a total solar eclipse across the American midwest America on August 21, 2017. Whether this will be plot-important or not remains to be seen.
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