nightside

noun
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

Examples of nightside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rapid winds carry this over to the nightside, where relatively cooler temperatures hover around 2,240 degrees Fahrenheit. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 Rapid winds carry this over to the nightside, where relatively cooler temperatures hover around 2,240 degrees Fahrenheit. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 Rapid winds carry this over to the nightside, where relatively cooler temperatures hover around 2,240 degrees Fahrenheit. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 At Venus, the camera detected a bright rim around the edge of the planet that may be nightglow — light emitted by oxygen atoms high in the atmosphere that recombine into molecules in the nightside, notes the space agency. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 Parker Solar Probe just conducted its fourth flyby of Venus on February 20, passing 1,482 miles from the planet's surface, so the team planned another set of observations of the Venusian nightside. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 24 Feb. 2021 But on the nightside, the moon casts its dreamy glow out into the dark of space. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 10 Nov. 2020 In February 2018, Becker and her team decided to take Juno’s navigation camera—which typically looks at nearby stars—and take a peek at the Jupiter’s dark nightside. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Aug. 2020 These clouds of condensed rock block outgoing thermal radiation, making the planet's nightside appear relatively cool from space. Fox News, 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nightside

1848, in the meaning defined above

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3 Aug 2021

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“Nightside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nightside. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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