Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 06/08/16 Gegenschein

Gegenschein (noun)
gegenschein [gey-guh n-shahyn]


noun, Astronomy.
1. a faint, elliptical patch of light in the night sky that appears opposite the sun, being a reflection of sunlight by meteoric material in space.

Also called counterglow.

Compare zodiacal light.


Origin: 1875-80; < German Gegenschein counterglow

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