from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A faint glowing spot or region in the sky, occasionally visible exactly opposite the position of the sun, consisting of sunlight scattered by interplanetary dust particles.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The large, faintly luminous patch on the ecliptic opposite to the sun, supposed to be apart of the zodiacal light.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A faint patch of light in the night sky that appears opposite the sun; a reflection of sunlight by micrometeoric material in space.
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- noun astronomy A faint
brighteningof the night skyin the region of the ecliptic directly oppositethe Sun.
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- 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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When Sam turned away from the floor a gegenschein floated in her exhausted eyes.
This is the gegenschein, German for "counter-shine."
Two to look for: the gegenschein and zodiacal light.
Make 36 photographs of gegenschein, the faint nebulosity which appears opposite the Sun in certain conditions.