from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of Earthshine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In astronomy, the faint light visible on the part of the moon not illuminated by the sun.


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  • He saw the dark low-glowing jewel in her eyes -- the earth-shine, all the sweetness of earth in it.

    Red Fleece

  • Explained the visibility of the new moon by _earth-shine_.

    Pioneers of Science

  • The visibility of "the old moon in the new moon's arms" he explained by earth-shine.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

  • _; he invents a telescope, 95; he adopts the Copernican theory, 94; he conceives "earth-shine," 100; he discovers Jupiter's moons, 103; he studies Saturn, 114, _seq.

    Pioneers of Science


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