counterglow


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counterglow:

see gegenscheingegenschein
or counterglow,
a slight brightening of the night sky in the region of the zodiac directly opposite the sun, i.e., 180° from the sun. Discovered by the Danish astronomer Theodor Brersen in 1854, it is caused by reflection of sunlight by interplanetary
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counterglow

(kown -ter-gloh) See gegenschein.

counterglow

[′kau̇nt·ər‚glō]
(astronomy)