earthshine: Meaning and Definition of

earth•shine

Pronunciation: (rth'sh?n"), [key]
? n. Astron.
  1. the faint illumination of the part of the moon not illuminated by sunlight, as during a crescent phase, caused by the reflection of light from the earth. Also called
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