morning twilight

morning twilight

[′mȯrn·iŋ ¦twī‚līt]
(astronomy)
The period of time between darkness and sunrise.
References in classic literature ?
Then was in the morning twilight, at the breaking of day, Grendel's war-craft revealed to men.
There's no music like the bugle to stir the blood, in the still solemnity of the morning twilight, with the dim plain stretching away to nothing and the spectral mountains slumbering against the sky.
It would have caused an acute agony to thrill from the morning twilight, all the day through, until bedtime; and even then would have mingled a dull, inscrutable pain and pallid hue of misfortune with the visionary bloom and adolescence of his slumber.
Even this Bulstrode felt that he would not have liked Lydgate to hear; but a more alarming sign of fitful alternation in his delirium was, that in-the morning twilight Raffles suddenly seemed to imagine a doctor present, addressing him and declaring that Bulstrode wanted to starve him to death out of revenge for telling, when he never had told.
He had run away once when he was only eighteen, making his escape in the morning twilight with a little blue bundle over his shoulder, and his "mensuration book" in his pocket, and saying to himself very decidedly that he could bear the vexations of home no longer--he would go and seek his fortune, setting up his stick at the crossways and bending his steps the way it fell.
He got out of the train half an hour before it reached Geneva, in the cold morning twilight, at the station indicated in Valentin's telegram.
With the morning twilight Aylmer opened his eyes upon his wife's face and recognized the symbol of imperfection; and when they sat together at the evening hearth his eyes wandered stealthily to her cheek, and beheld, flickering with the blaze of the wood fire, the spectral hand that wrote mortality where he would fain have worshipped.
My favourite planet, Saturn, is also beginning to reappear after passing behind the Sun from our perspective, although you will only see it in the morning twilight.
By the end of November this has become 18:40 UT meaning that the planet is still 30[degrees] high in the morning twilight when the Sun is 6[degrees] below the horizon.
Following ISON's solar swingby, the comet will depart the sun and move toward Earth, appearing in morning twilight through December.
One consolation, though, is that Mercury will grow significantly brighter as is drops lower in the sky, helping you pluck it from the glow of morning twilight a few days longer-as long as your timing is just right.
T]he solar depression angle corresponding to the beginning of morning twilight (daybreak) and the end of evening twilight (nightfall) .