night·​side | \ ˈnīt-ˌsīd How to pronounce nightside (audio) \

Definition of nightside

: the side of a celestial body (such as the earth, the moon, or a planet) not in daylight

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One veteran nightside editor stormed out of a men’s room one night, grumbling about young reporters changing into running shorts for the workout that had replaced drinking as a supper-time activity. Roger Showley,, ""A Faithful Mirror": The San Diego Union-Tribune's first 150 years," 15 Apr. 2018 Markle joined Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess, Queen Elizabeth, and more members of the royal family to celebrate Christmas at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday afternoon wearing the brand's nightside midi dress. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Meet Self-Portrait: The Latest Brand Meghan Markle Had Selling Out In Minutes," 20 Dec. 2017 This will reveal both the signatures of atmospheric ingredients such as water, methane, and carbon dioxide, and also how heat flows from the planet’s dayside to its nightside. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Missions to probe exoplanets, galaxies, and cosmic inflation vie for $250 million NASA slot," 16 Aug. 2017 The flyby spacecraft would reach periapsis 700 kilometers above a point near the equator at the center of Venus’s nightside. David S. F. Portree, WIRED, "2012 Venus Transit Special #3: Robot Probes for Piloted Venus Flybys (1967)," 2 June 2012 Bash made a name for herself as a nightside reporter at News 5 for two years. Joey Morona,, "Reporter Homa Bash is returning to WEWS Channel 5," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of nightside

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nightside was in 1848

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