Definition of Counterglow

1. Noun. A faint spot of light in the night sky that appears directly opposite the position of the sun; a reflection of sunlight by micrometeoric material in space.

Exact synonyms: Gegenschein
Generic synonyms: Light, Visible Light, Visible Radiation



Definition of Counterglow

1. n. An exceedingly faint roundish or somewhat oblong nebulous light near the ecliptic and opposite the sun, best seen during September and October, when in the constellations Sagittarius and Pisces. Its cause is not yet understood. Called also Gegenschein.

Definition of Counterglow

1. Noun. The gegenschein. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterglow

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Literary usage of Counterglow

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1. The Observatory by Royal Astronomical Society (Gran Bretaña), Royal Greenwich Observatory, NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, Royal astronomical society GB (1899)
"Comparing the counterglow with the reflection from blades of grass, no doubt the shining nature of the blades may increase the glow round the shadow of ..."

2. History and Work of the Warner Observatory, Rochester, N.Y. 1883-1886: Vol. I. by Rochester (N.Y.). Warner observatory, Lewis Swift, Lewis Boss, Carl Johann Kiessling, James Edmund Clark, Henry Clay Maine, Sereno E. Bishop (1887)
"About 10 minutes after sunset, the opposite sky became tinged with dusky rose, —the counterglow culminating at 35 minutes to 30 minutes, ..."

3. Popular Astronomy: Being the New Descriptive Astronomy by Joel Dorman Steele (1899)
"The light of this counterglow is, perhaps, sunlight reflected from clusters or shoals of small interplanetary bodies, too small to be ..."

4. Astronomical Register (1877)
"Your readers may have the next opportunity of observing this " counterglow" in February, when it will have emerged from the milky way. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"Other departments of science that can boast of but few barbarisms, such as Gegenschein for counterglow in astronomy, ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"School Sei and Math 18: 21-4 Ja '18 counterglow. See Gegenschein Counterplots. JS Clouston. Blackw 200:589- 609 N '16 Counter-reform at ion Renaissance, ..."

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