Earthlight
Earthlight Earth"light`, n. (Astron.) The sunlight reflected from the earth to the moon, by which we see faintly, when the moon is near the sun (either before or after new moon), that part of the moon's disk unillumined by direct sunlight, or ``the old moon in the arms of the new.'' [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • earthlight — (n.) 1833, from EARTH (Cf. earth) + LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.). Apparently coined by British astronomer John Herschel …   Etymology dictionary

  • earthlight — [ʉrth′līt΄] n. EARTHSHINE …   English World dictionary

  • Earthlight — infobox Book | name = Earthlight title orig = translator = image caption = author = Arthur C. Clarke cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Science fiction novel publisher = Muller release date = 1955 media… …   Wikipedia

  • earthlight — noun Date: 1833 earthshine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earthlight — /errth luyt /, n. Astron. earthshine. [1825 35; EARTH + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • earthlight — noun sunlight reflected from the earths surface …   Wiktionary

  • earthlight — n. sunlight reflected from the earth to the dark part of the moon, earthshine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earthlight — earth•light [[t]ˈɜrθˌlaɪt[/t]] n. astron. earthshine • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • earthlight — /ˈɜθlaɪt/ (say erthluyt) noun → earthshine …   Australian English dictionary

  • earthlight — variant of earthshine …   Useful english dictionary

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