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antitwilight arch

[an-tee-twahy-lahyt, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈtwaɪ laɪt, ˌæn taɪ-/
noun
1.
a narrow band, pink or with a purple cast, that sometimes appears at twilight just above the horizon opposite the sun.
Also called anticrepuscular arch.
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  • This is identical with the antitwilight arch described above.

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