counterglow


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coun·ter·glow

 (koun′tər-glō′)
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counterglow

(ˈkaʊntəˌɡləʊ)
n
(Physical Geography) another name for gegenschein
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Noun1.counterglow - a faint spot of light in the night sky that appears directly opposite the position of the sun; a reflection of sunlight by micrometeoric material in space
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
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He was followed over the line by Counterglow, a two-and-a-half-length second under Wayne Smith, and the Richard Mullen-ridden Start Right.
But the recovery of the Munich cache testifies to something else entirely: to the counterglow, the gegenschein of loss, to the promise and possibility in what was thought to have vanished but has come to light.
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