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Gegenschein

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Noun

1. counterglow, gegenschein

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

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Gegenschein

see synonyms of gegenschein
noun
a faint glow in the sky, just visible at a position opposite to that of the sun and having a similar origin to zodiacal light
. Also called: counterglow

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Gegenschein

see synonyms of gegenschein
noun
[also G-]
a diffuse, faint light, sometimes visible almost directly opposite the sun in the night sky, and thought to be sunlight reflected from dust

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Gegenschein

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n.
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. Also called counterglow.

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