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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·clip·tic, a.
 1. Pertaining to the ecliptic; as, the ecliptic way.
 2. Pertaining to an eclipse or to eclipses.
 Lunar ecliptic limit Astron., the space of 12° on the moon's orbit from the node, within which, if the moon happens to be at full, it will be eclipsed.
 Solar ecliptic limit, the space of 17° from the lunar node, within which, if a conjunction of the sun and moon occur, the sun will be eclipsed.