luminous cloud

luminous cloud

[′lü·mə·nəs ′klau̇d]
(geophysics)
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Encompassed in a luminous cloud, of which he was now merely the fiery heart, without material substance, he swung through unthinkable arcs of oscillation, like a vast pendulum.
5) Aeschylus, in a spontaneous display of joy upon witnessing a luminous cloud on a lake of sorrow.
One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire."
The Actaeon Tide by Tom Anderson BUT, under a luminous cloud with a bird on top, it does come after me, and next I'm being dragged out the doors of a building and down some steps to the pavement by someone else in a shirt.
3 on what observers out late Thursday evening had witnessed: "The light appeared to cover the whole firmament, apparently like a luminous cloud, through which the stars of the larger magnitude indistinctly shone....
For example, in scale worms, the bioluminescent emission can be associated with shedding of photocyte-containing tissues (Bassot, 1987; Bassot and Nicolas, 1995), and in the vampire squid, the production of a luminous cloud is partly facilitated by the mechanical motion of the animal distributing glowing particles into the water (Robison et al., 2003).
"To date, astronomers have measured X-ray polarization from only a single object outside the solar system - the famous Crab Nebula, the luminous cloud that marks the site of an exploded star," said Jean Swank, a Goddard astrophysicist and the GEMS principal investigator.
Hidden in a luminous cloud pillar, God led the Israelites from Egypt.
For all instant, they were enveloped by a luminous cloud that vanished as they waved their arms about, trying to hold on to what they could no longer even see.
Ernest Marchand, in `Poe as Social Critic', wants to counter the notion that Poe `moved about over the earth thickly wrapped in a luminous cloud, which effectively cut him of from mundane concerns' (24).
As the arms swept up over the head and mantle, the particles dispersed, enveloping the animal in a luminous cloud (Fig.
Even a casual glance through a small telescope reveals a smattering of stars held in the embrace of a luminous cloud. Careful scrutiny with just a 60-millimeter (2.4-inch) scope will begin to show the dark lane that gives the Lagoon Nebula its name.