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twinkling,

in astronomy: see seeingseeing,
in astronomy, the clarity with which stars and other celestial objects can be observed. It is primarily determined by the atmosphere of the earth. The most obvious phenomenon is twinkling, when the brightness of a star seems to fluctuate.
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twinkling

See scintillation.
References in classic literature ?
And every nerve on the alert you watch for the clearing-up mood of the Western King, that shall come with a shift of wind as likely as not to whip all the three masts out of your ship in the twinkling of an eye.
The woman now raised her arms, even as the man-bear had done, and in a twinkling the wolves became crawling lizards, while she herself changed into a huge butterfly.
Ozma wore the Magic Belt; and, when she had kissed Dorothy farewell and had made her wish, the little girl and her kitten disappeared in a twinkling.
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X2 Verse One Twinkling dazzling burning star, How we wonder where you are?
Twinkle twinkle little star, up in Heaven is where you are, flying high and twinkling bright our guiding star our shining light.
Rev Rob Paddison told the service in Barrow upon Soar, Leics: "One of Lexi's friends says Lexi is now a twinkling star.
The reason for this is unknown, but Crum and Bailey are working to understand what causes the Twinkling Artifact image.