dayside

noun
day·​side | \ ˈdā-ˌsīd How to pronounce dayside (audio) \

Definition of dayside

: the side of a planet in sunlight

Examples of dayside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The water atoms are ripped apart by the blazing hot temperatures experienced by the planet on the dayside. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 21 Feb. 2022 There, the molecules come together once more to form water before being shoved over to the dayside again. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 21 Feb. 2022 On the dayside, the red light gets lost amid sunshine, but WISPR cameras were able to detect the glow from the heat emanating from the surface. Julia Musto, Fox News, 11 Feb. 2022 On the dayside of the planet, which faces a nearby star, temperatures exceed 4,400 degrees Fahrenheit (2,426 degrees Celsius). Ashley Strickland, CNN, 9 Oct. 2021 The dayside's blazing temperatures, which are hot enough to turn molecules into atoms and metal into vapor, create iron vapor. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 5 Oct. 2021 Scientists believe that on the exoplanet's dayside, blazing temperatures, which are hot enough to turn molecules into smaller atoms and metal into vapor, create iron vapor. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 The species residing on its permanent dayside may be completely different from those on its colder nightside, exhibiting distinct patterns of enforced sleep. Avi Loeb, Scientific American, 21 Jan. 2021 Gudipati suspects that this glowing effect occurs all across Europa, but is likely too dim to spot in the sun’s glare on the moon’s dayside. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 10 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of dayside

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Dayside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dayside. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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