Counterglow

Definition of Counterglow

Coun´ter`glow`
n.1.(Astron.) An exceedingly faint roundish or somewhat oblong nebulous light near the ecliptic and opposite the sun, best seen during September and October, when in the constellations Sagittarius and Pisces. Its cause is not yet understood. Called also Gegenschein.

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gegenschein, light, visible light, visible radiation
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