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comparative darkness that results from the blocking of light rays

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a region of complete shadow resulting from total obstruction of light

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But the blue curve dives more steeply within the umbra, confirming mathematically what the human eye has long known: areas of the Moon well within the umbral shadow look reddish.
In view, however, of the Vergilian echo in line 28, it seems more likely that the point of the unusual use of the feminine (generic) is to call to mind Vergil's own feminine capella(15) which in Vergil comes always and only at the end of the line and, just like umbra, ends the hexameter thirteen times in the Eclogues, including three times in Ecl.
Umbra Search is made possible through generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Council on Library and Information Resources.
HELSINKI -- Remedy Entertainment, the developer of the hit game series Max Payne, announced today that it has licensed Umbra Software's rendering optimization middleware for their highly anticipated new title Alan Wake.
Turbine has shown that they have the ability to take large, innovative and complex virtual worlds to new places," said Marko Nurro, CEO for Umbra Software.
ArenaNet has proven their talent and leadership in building a lasting franchise with over 5 million copies of Guild Wars sold around the globe," said Farhad Taherazer, VP of marketing for Umbra Software.