first light


: the time when light is first seen in the morning : dawn
She was up at first light.

Examples of first light in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following three months of checkouts, first light, and calibration, Euclid should be ready to start its operational science mission in October. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 1 July 2023 At very first light, being able to see is sometimes more important than being hidden. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 15 Feb. 2024 And by the time the telescope sees first light, Jannuzi envisions a new generation of fresh graduates and budding scientists who will have the chance to pursue novel ideas. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2023 Next year two new facilities in Chile will see first light and begin to undertake their own surveys of thousands of southern-sky supernovae. Richard Panek, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 Seeing first light from the top of Haleakalā is a must-have experience in any season. Sarah L. Stewart, Travel + Leisure, 19 Oct. 2023 The 75-year-old victim, who remains unidentified, was discovered by his grandson Wednesday morning just a few hours after first light. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 16 Nov. 2023 In the frigid air of first light, an eager brigade clutching binoculars descended on a public park in a tony enclave near Pacific Palisades. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 The company says the new model is designed to be the world’s first light jet capable of nonstop transcontinental flight across the U.S., with the ability to accommodate up to 11 occupants. William Thornton |, al, 13 July 2023

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“First light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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