Definition of Gegenschein

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Counterglow
Generic synonyms: Light, Visible Light, Visible Radiation



Definition of Gegenschein

1. Noun. (astronomy) A faint brightening of the night sky in the region of the ecliptic directly opposite the Sun. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gegenschein

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gegenschein

geezerhood
geezerly
geezers
geezery
gefarnate
geffroyite
gefilte fish
gefitinib
gefuffle
gefuffled
gefuffles
geg
gegenhalten
gegenion
gegenions
gegenschein (current term)
gegenscheins
gegger
gehlenite
gehlenites
gei
geic
geic acid
geigerite
geikielite
geiko
geikos
gein
geire
geis

Literary usage of Gegenschein

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1. An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics by Forest Ray Moulton (1914)
"Application to the gegenschein. If the constants KI and KÍ are zero the infinitesimal ... This is the appearance of the gegenschein which was discovered ..."

2. The Observatory by Royal Astronomical Society (Gran Bretaña), Royal Greenwich Observatory, NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, Royal astronomical society GB (1899)
"The Causes of the gegenschein. ... may be right (page 94 in February) in suggesting that the gegenschein and the Zodiacal band are distinct objects; ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1860)
"My object in appearing before the Association, at this time, is to present the observations of several other persons on the gegenschein or completed arch of ..."

4. The Observatory (1903)
"... AND THE gegenschein LIGHT *. — The difficulties which still surround the explanation of all the perplexing phenomena presented by comets are so serious ..."

5. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1906)
"The Zodiacal Light and the gegenschein.— The zodiacal light is a soft, hazy wedge of light stretching up from the horizon along the ecliptic just as the ..."

6. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1860)
"I never before saw the zodiacal light and the gegenschein so uniform and strong in ... The gegenschein had a pyramidal form between the 9h and 10h in the ..."

7. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1900)
"9 PM— Could distinguish connecting bands from gegenschein to Galaxy, and gegenschein to 10° above eastern horizon. 10 PM — This eastern branch more distinct ..."

8. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1899)
"9 PM— Could distinguish connecting bands from gegenschein to Galaxy, and gegenschein to 10° above eastern horizon. 10 PM — This eastern branch more distinct ..."

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