from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A faint hazy cone of light, often visible within the zodiacal band in the west just after sunset or in the east just before sunrise, apparently caused by the reflection of sunlight from meteoric particles in the plane of the ecliptic.
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- noun astronomy A soft
glowof white lightextending upward from the horizonalong the ecliptic, particularly in the tropics.
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- noun a luminous tract in the sky; a reflection of sunlight from cosmic dust in the plane of the ecliptic; visible just before sunrise and just after sunset
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