Earthlight or earthshine on the moon.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
the faint illumination of the dark part of the moon by sunlight reflected from the earth
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The sunlight reflected from the earth's surface that illuminates part of the moon not directly lighted by the sun. Also called earthlight.