earthshine
noun Date: 1834 sunlight reflected by the earth that illuminates the dark part of the moon — called also earthlight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • earthshine — [ʉrth′shīn΄] n. the faint illumination of the dark part of the moon by sunlight reflected from the earth …   English World dictionary

  • earthshine — /errth shuyn /, n. Astron. the faint illumination of the part of the moon not illuminated by sunlight, as during a crescent phase, caused by the reflection of light from the earth. Also called earthlight. [1825 35; EARTH + SHINE] * * * Sunlight… …   Universalium

  • earthshine — noun Reflected earthlight visible on the Moons night side. See Also: moonshine …   Wiktionary

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

  • earthshine — noun Astronomy the glow caused by sunlight reflected by the earth, especially on the darker portion of a crescent moon …   English new terms dictionary

  • earthshine — earth•shine [[t]ˈɜrθˌʃaɪn[/t]] n. astron. the faint illumination of the part of the moon not illuminated by sunlight, as during a crescent phase, caused by the reflection of light from the earth • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • earthshine — /ˈɜθʃaɪn/ (say erthshuyn) noun the faint light on the part of the moon not illuminated by the sun, due to the light which the earth reflects on the moon. Also, earthlight …   Australian English dictionary

  • earthshine — n. Astron. 1 the unilluminated portion of a crescent moon shining faintly because of sunlight reflected from the earth on to the moon. 2 illumination on the moon s surface caused by this …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aschgraues Mondlicht — Herkunftsweg des Erdscheins Aschgraues Mondlicht; die von der Erde beleuchtete Nachtseite d …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Erdlicht — Herkunftsweg des Erdscheins Aschgraues Mondlicht; die von der Erde beleuchtete Nachtseite d …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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