Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The sunlight reflected from the earth's surface that illuminates part of the moon not directly lighted by the sun. Also called earthlight.

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  • n. Reflected earthlight visible on the Moon's night side.

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Examples

  • An international team has shown that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine, the 'Astrobiology' journal reported.

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  • Sydney, April 8 -- Difference in reflection of light from Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine, according to the latest research.

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  • April 8th, 2009 SYDNEY - Difference in reflection of light from Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine, according to the latest research.

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  • Look for the beautiful phenomenon known as "earthshine"

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  • -2, which is not significantly different from what is implied by the satellite and "earthshine" data of Palle et al. (2004), although the satellite data of Pinker et al. (2005) suggest an increase only about a third as large for this period.

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  • * Everywhere on the planet, after sunset: Observe earthshine on the surface of the waxing moon.

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  • I had extinguished the light again, lest it should fail me in the end; I was in darkness, save for the earthshine and the glitter of the stars below me.

    First Men in the Moon

  • Through infrared observations with its newly installed infra-red mosaic camera WIRCam, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope offered a stunning image of the crash of the European spacecraft Smart-1, a very bright flash on the low-contrast landscape lit by earthshine, an image that was made available to the European Space Agency moments after Smart-1 radio-silence had made clear that the mission had ended.

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  • To me the Régent had its own earthshine, for I had come to believe that all the people who ever wore or held it were reflected within the great gem.

    THE DIAMOND

  • The moon is filled out to a circle by earthshine, the reflection of the sunlit half of the earth on the dark side of the moon.

    THE DIAMOND

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