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nightside

[nahyt-sahyd] /ˈnaɪtˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
Journalism. the night shift of a newspaper.
2.
Astronomy. the dark side of a planet or moon.
Compare dayside.
Origin of nightside
1840-1850
1840-50 for an earlier sense; night + side1
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  • Now conducting a similar campaign across the nightside equatorial magnetosphere.
  • On the nightside, in the absence of particle precipitation, these currents flow across regions of low ionospheric conductivity.

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