earth-light

earthlight

[urth-lahyt]
noun Astronomy.

Origin:
1825–35; earth + light1

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earthlight (ˈɜːθˌlaɪt)
 
n
another name for earthshine

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earthlight
1833, from earth + light (n.). Apparently coined by British astronomer John Herschel.
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