anticrepuscular ray

an·​ti·​cre·​pus·​cu·​lar ray

Definition of anticrepuscular ray

: any of the extensions of the crepuscular rays that seem to converge to the antisolar point

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History and Etymology for anticrepuscular ray

anti- entry 1 + crepuscular

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“Anticrepuscular ray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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