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earthrise

[urth-rahyz] /ˈɜrθˌraɪz/
noun, Astronomy.
1.
the rising of the earth above the horizon of the moon or other celestial body, viewed from that body's surface or from a spacecraft orbiting it.
Origin of earthrise
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; earth + (sun)rise
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  • It had become almost a ritual with us these last few years, staying up night after night to watch the earthrise.

    The Statue Mari Wolf
British Dictionary definitions for earthrise

earthrise

/ˈɜːθˌraɪz/
noun
1.
the rising of the earth above the lunar horizon, as seen from a spacecraft emerging from the lunar farside
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