day·side | \ˈdā-ˌsīd \

Definition of dayside 

: the side of a planet in sunlight

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In order to take the portrait of Jupiter's polar region, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory took multiple photos and featured the one with the best dayside exposure. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "NASA captures surreal image of where day meets night on Jupiter," 7 Mar. 2018 Ellen Yin, Eli Kulp, and Roberto Sella of High Street Hospitality Group will open High Street Provisions, a version of the dayside cafe at High Street on Market, their restaurant in Old City next to the landmark Fork. Michael Klein,, "Double Knot and High Street on Market join Penn Food Hall," 2 Feb. 2018 This will reveal both the signatures of atmospheric ingredients such as water, methane, and carbon dioxide, and also how heat flows from the planet’s dayside to its nightside. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Missions to probe exoplanets, galaxies, and cosmic inflation vie for $250 million NASA slot," 16 Aug. 2017 Its dayside would look orangeish, so hot that complex molecules can't stay together and only 2,000 degrees cooler than our sun. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Newly discovered exoplanet is 'hotter than most stars'," 5 June 2017 Forty-four minutes before closest approach, the radiometers began to scan Venus’s dayside. David S. F. Portree, WIRED, "Centaurs, Soviets, and Seltzer Seas: Mariner 2’s Venusian Adventure (1962)," 20 Dec. 2014

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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