earth·​rise ˈərth-ˌrīz How to pronounce earthrise (audio)
: the rising of the earth above the horizon of the moon as seen from lunar orbit

Examples of earthrise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first color photograph of the first earthrise ever witnessed by human beings taken during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968 sold at the highest price of 88,400 crowns ($13,095). Reuters, CNN, 10 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earthrise was in 1968

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“Earthrise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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