airglow
noun Date: circa 1950 light that is observed especially during the night, that originates in the high atmosphere of a planet (as the earth), and that is associated with photochemical reactions of gases caused by solar radiation

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  • Airglow — Nachthimmelsleuchten * * * Air|glow 〈[ɛ:rgloʊ] n. 15〉 Leuchterscheinung von Gasen in der Atmosphäre zw. 70 u. 300 km; Sy Luftleuchten [engl.] * * * Airglow   [ eəgləʊ, englisch to glow »leuchten«] der oder das, s, Luftleuchten, ein schwaches… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • airglow — noun A faint illumination in the night sky due to photochemical luminescence in the upper atmosphere …   Wiktionary

  • Airglow — Air|glow 〈[ɛ:rgloʊ] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 Leuchterscheinung von Gasen in der Atmosphäre zwischen 70 u. 300 km, Luftleuchten [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Airglow — Air|glow [...glo:] das; s <zu engl. to glow »leuchten«> Leuchterscheinung in der ↑Ionosphäre (Astron.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • airglow — noun a glow in the night sky caused by radiation from the upper atmosphere …   English new terms dictionary

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