a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset.
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How to use alpenglow in a sentence
Rise early to get there by first light, when the alpenglow casts the peak in shades of pink and purple.15 of the Best Winter Adventures in National Parks | bsmith | December 10, 2021 | Outside Online
Nearby, the Windows Area is an extremely popular stop, especially at sunrise, when you can scamper around the back side of North Window to look through and spot Turret Arch bathed in alpenglow.
Halverson is wearing a jacket shredded at the elbows, and his cheeks burn like alpenglow on the 11,000-foot Crazy Mountains in the background.
“No; it is only what people call the alpenglow,” said Bracy softly, for the wondrous beauty of the scene impressed him.Fix Bay'nets | George Manville Fenn
When those glossy domes swim into the alpenglow, wet after rain, you conceive how long and imperturbable are the purposes of God.The Land of Little Rain | Mary Austin
British Dictionary definitions for alpenglow
a reddish light on the summits of snow-covered mountain peaks at sunset or sunrise
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