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ashen light

noun, Astronomy
a faint glow visible on the unlit side of the planet Venus in its crescent phase. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At noon there was no sunshine, only a wan, ashen light that suffused the sky.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • When at last all that could be done had been done, the east was beginning to take on a sort of ashen light—the forerunner of dawn.

    A Pagan of the Hills Charles Neville Buck

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