earth-shine

earthshine

[urth-shahyn]
noun Astronomy.
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.


Origin:
1825–35; earth + shine

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earthshine or earthlight (ˈɜːθˌʃaɪn)
 
n
the ashen light reflected from the earth, which illuminates the new moon when it is not receiving light directly from the sun
 
earthlight or earthlight
 
n

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