Solar event in these clips examined (7)
I believe the answer is:
'solar event' is the definition.
'in these clips examined' is the wordplay.
'in' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'ECLIPSE' is hidden within 'these clips examined'.
(Other definitions for eclipse that I've seen before include "Blot out" , "Solar/lunar phenomenon" , "dark?" , "Cut out" , "Throw into shade, like a heavenly body" .)