counterglow counterglow

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

Usage(s):

  • Over the opposite side of the night horizon is another just perceptible glow rarely perceived called the Gegenschein, or counterglow.
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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /