dayside

noun

day·​side ˈdā-ˌsīd How to pronounce dayside (audio)
: the side of a planet in sunlight

Examples of dayside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent months, CNN has announced new programs and anchors spanning weekday mornings, dayside and primetime, as well as new weekend programs led by veterans of the channel. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Jan. 2024 Chief investigative correspondent Pamela Brown will anchor a new dayside show out of the nation’s capital. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Aug. 2023 In a dramatic overhaul of its programming schedule, CNN has announced new programs and anchors spanning weekday mornings, dayside and primetime, as well as new weekend programs led by veterans of the channel. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Aug. 2023 Additionally, in answering questions at the end of the meeting, Beatty added that a hot Jupiter’s dayside would be likely hazy, not crystal clear, and the nightside would be much more opaque with clouds. Chelsea Gohd, Discover Magazine, 8 Jan. 2019 That means one side of the planet, the dayside, always faces the star. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 21 Feb. 2022 Carried by hurricane-force winds, the spacecraft traveled some 7,150 miles from the planet’s nightside to its dayside over the course of roughly two Earth days. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, 24 Apr. 2020 On the dayside, ultraviolet radiation from direct sunlight gives lunar dust a net positive charge by knocking off electrons. Alison Klesman, Discover Magazine, 22 Nov. 2019 And this scorching radiation vaporizes iron on the dayside. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dayside was in 1827

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“Dayside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dayside. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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