Counterglow
Counterglow Coun"ter*glow`, n. (Astron.) An exceedingly faint roundish or somewhat oblong nebulous light near the ecliptic and opposite the sun, best seen during September and October, when in the constellations Sagittarius and Pisces. Its cause is not yet understood. Called also {Gegenschein}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • counterglow — /kown teuhr gloh /, n. Astron. gegenschein. [1850 55; trans. of G Gegenschein. See COUNTER , GLOW] * * * …   Universalium

  • counterglow — noun The gegenschein …   Wiktionary

  • counterglow — n. (Astronomy) gegenschein, dim gleaming mark in the night sky near the ecliptic exactly across from the position of the sun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counterglow — coun·ter·glow …   English syllables

  • counterglow — noun a faint spot of light in the night sky that appears directly opposite the position of the sun; a reflection of sunlight by micrometeoric material in space • Syn: ↑gegenschein • Hypernyms: ↑light, ↑visible light, ↑visible radiation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gegenschein — Counterglow Coun ter*glow , n. (Astron.) An exceedingly faint roundish or somewhat oblong nebulous light near the ecliptic and opposite the sun, best seen during September and October, when in the constellations Sagittarius and Pisces. Its cause… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gegenschein — /gay geuhn shuyn /, n. Astron. a faint, elliptical patch of light in the night sky that appears opposite the sun, being a reflection of sunlight by meteoric material in space. Also called counterglow. Cf. zodiacal light. [1875 80; < G Gegenschein …   Universalium

  • gegenschein — ge gen*schein (g[=a] g[i^]n*sh[imac]n ) n. [German: counterglow.] A faint patch of light in the night sky that appears opposite the sun; a reflection of sunlight by micrometeoric material in space. Syn: counterglow. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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