A diffuse, faint light, sometimes visible almost directly opposite the sun in the night sky, and thought to be sunlight reflected from dust.
Webster's New World
Origin of Gegenschein
German gegen against (from Middle High German) (from Old High German gegin) Schein light (from Middle High German schīn) (from Old High German scīn) (from scīnan to shine)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
German Gegenschein (“counter-shine”).
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