occulting light

occulting light
n.
an intermittent light in a lighthouse, lightship, etc., characterized by a period of light that equals or exceeds the period of darkness

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Occulting light — An occulting light is a rhythmic light in which the total duration of light in each period is clearly longer than the total duration of darkness and in which the intervals of darkness (occultations) are all of equal duration. [cite web title =… …   Wikipedia

  • occulting light — noun A light in which the total duration of light in each period is clearly longer than the total duration of darkness and in which the intervals of darkness (occultations) are all of equal duration …   Wiktionary

  • occulting light — Navig. a beacon having a light covered briefly at regular intervals. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • occulting light — noun a light in a lighthouse or buoy which shines for a longer period than that for which it is cut off …   English new terms dictionary

  • occulting light — noun : a navigational light whose beam is interrupted at regular intervals by a brief period of darkness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Light characteristic — Symbols and abbreviations for light characteristics A light characteristic is a graphic and text description of a navigational light sequence or colour displayed on a nautical chart or in a Light List with the chart symbol for a lighthouse,… …   Wikipedia

  • light — Synonyms and related words: ASA scale, Anschauung, British candle, Hefner candle, Mickey Mouse, Paphian, Scheiner scale, Very flare, abuse, accented, account, acquaintance, active, aerial, aeriform, aery, agile, airish, airlike, airy, alabaster,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • occulting — adjective Etymology: from present participle of occult (I) : of or relating to any of various devices for cutting off from view a light or light giving body an occulting disk located in the optical system of the coronagraph blacks out … the face… …   Useful english dictionary

  • occulting — A flashing light in which the periods of illumination are more clearly predominant than the periods of darkness …   Aviation dictionary

  • Robertson Point Light — Robertson Point Light …   Wikipedia

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