earthlight

[urth-lahyt]

Origin of earthlight

First recorded in 1825–35; earth + light1
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earthlight

noun
  1. another name for earthshine
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Word Origin and History for earthlight
n.

1833, from earth + light (n.). Apparently coined by British astronomer John Herschel.

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