earthrise

noun
earth·​rise | \ ˈərth-ˌrīz How to pronounce earthrise (audio) \

Definition of earthrise

: the rising of the earth above the horizon of the moon as seen from lunar orbit

First Known Use of earthrise

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Earthrise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earthrise. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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