[ urth-rahyz ]
/ ˈɜrθˌraɪz /

noun Astronomy.

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

First recorded in 1965–70; earth + (sun)rise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for earthrise

  • 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

/ (ˈɜːθˌraɪz) /


the rising of the earth above the lunar horizon, as seen from a spacecraft emerging from the lunar farside
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