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sky glow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sky glow illumination of the night sky in urban areas
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Usage

In literature:

By degrees the glow faded from the sky, and darkness settled down over the landscape.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The mother looked up to see her finely turned profile outlined in a pale pink flush of western sky which glowed behind her.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
As he ran, the crescent moon ran before him in the sky, and one glowing star, dipping low, beckoned him into the west.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
She placed her empty glass on the table; the delicate glow in her cheeks faded as skies fade at twilight.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
The sun had set, but the sky was still glowing, tinting with its warm colours the long, level clouds.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
The bluish glow in the sky had quite died away by now, and the distant rumbling was fading, too.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Just ahead was that great palace, lifting dark towers against the glowing night sky.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Against the glowing western sky a huge rock at the plateau's farthest limit was outlined.
"Anting-Anting Stories" by Sargent Kayme
Ted pushed open his garret window and, seating himself on the sill, began to play, with his eyes fixed on the glowing eastern sky.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Beautiful was this softly flowing river, mirroring azure skies and radiant in the colorful glow of early autumn.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
One day, when the blue spring skies were beginning to glow, Abraham went out to play with his companions.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The sky had a crimson glow.
"A World Called Crimson" by Darius John Granger
The sun was setting behind Hohenasperg, and a blood-red glow lingered in the sky over the south-westerly hills of the Rothwald.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
A soft electric glow in the sky told where Evanston lay, several miles to the east.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
Ahead in the sky was a glow unlike the glow of coming day.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Their heaviness is relieved by the glowing sun and the deep sky.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
Westward, the sun had gone down and left the sky a glowing amber and rose.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
The dim little glow in the sky between the jungle leaves kept up.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
A dread and significant glow fell upon the sky.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The wondrous beauties of the peaceful, warm spring evening were glowing in the sky.
"Sielanka: An Idyll" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
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In poetry:

The stable glows against the sky,
And who are these that throng the way?
My three old comrades hasten by
And shining angels kneel and pray.
"The Fourth Shepherd" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Take me away into the sunset's glow,
That holds a summer in a glorious bloom;
Or take me to the shadowed woods that grow
On the sky's mountains, in the evening gloom!
"Unity In Space" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Not as a distant and a darkened sky,
Through which the stars peep, and the moon-beams glow;
But a surrounding atmosphere, whereby
We live and breathe, sustained in pain and woe.
"The Past" by Henry Timrod
The summer of love is the bloom of the heart,
When hill, grove, and valley their music impart;
And the pure glow of heaven is seen in fond eyes,
As lakes show the rainbow that's hung in the skies!
"The Maid Of Saxony; Or, Who's The Traitor? - Act I" by George Pope Morris
The birds have flown, we hear no more their clamour,
But winter's angry winds not soon will start to blow -
Upon the empty fields there pours the azure glow
Of skies that have not lost the warmth of summer.
"There Is A Spell In Autumn" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
What pictures yet slumber unborn in his loom,
Till their warriors shall breathe and their beauties shall bloom,
While the tapestry lengthens the life-glowing dyes
That caught from our sunsets the stain of their skies!
"A Parting Health" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

A glowing tube, a spire of light, will begin at ground level and run up through the facade and into the sky.
The entire sky is bathed in a diffuse glow of X rays that astronomers have never been fully able to explain.
Whirling above the bug catchers like multicolored snowflakes on a fiercely windy night, the insects swarm toward a large glowing orb in the swamp sky that they mistake for the moon.
Does your holiday display illuminate the night sky with glowing glory.
But the best viewing is typically away from city lights NASA reports the Perseids may come as fast and furious as 100 per hour turning the night sky into a glowing Etch a Sketch as meteors streak white across the dark.
It was a frigid Friday night in Bozeman, MT Outside, snowflakes fell silently from the glowing winter sky.
In Roman mythology, Aurora was the goddess of dawn, and indeed, at times the lights create such a glow in the sky that it almost seems like daylight.
Jason and Sienna Saunders clamped their small hands on the switch and flipped it together, illuminating hundreds of bulbs behind them, white lights spelling out "Welcome to Nay Aug Park" glowing against a black sky Friday night.
Bella Sky Comwell glows at night.
It's a little past 7 am and the bright glow in the eastern sky looks like a promise for a sunny day.
The Glow Run in Las Colinas Saturday night lit up the sky, the participants and, no doubt, plenty of spirits.
I've never been suicidal during the dark days of December, but there have been times when the light—or the grayish glow that resembles daylight—leaves the sky so suddenly, I've had to fight to convince myself it's not cocktail hour yet.
Have you noticed a hint of a greenish glow in the night sky.
Under a crisp sky with stars popping out to join the sliver of a moon, men in cowboy hats, boots, jeans and occasionally chaps, join cowgirls as they tend old-fashioned cast-iron Dutch ovens, fueled by glowing coals.
Entire sky and lake glowed red.
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In science:

However, the choice to use a low-pass filter like the RG-610 is non-ideal as it eliminates a large fraction of the wavelength range where the Sun is brightest (asteroids are visible through reflected sunlight) while still allowing contamination from sky glow.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The dominant noise affecting ground-based CCD images is most usually the shot noise of the sky glow, except for the brightest sources where the shot noise of the object itself contributes.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
The Compton Observatory had provided a sky survey for the isotopes 56Co, 22Na, 44Ti, and 26Al, detecting supernova radioactivity and the diffuse glow of long-lived radioactivity from massive stars in the Galaxy.
Gamma-Ray Line Astronomy
Imagine a world in which the sky is always bright, a world in which there is no night. In such a world, we would see very little beyond the glowing atmosphere.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
The important step is to realize that the infrared sky is bright because the atmosphere glows in hundreds of very narrow spectral lines.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
If all quasars or even just radio loud quasars (the parent population of blazars) emitted isotropically in this way, then the sky would be glowing in GeV gamma-rays at levels ∼ 10-100 above the observed ones.
Workshop Summary for Cracow 1997: Relativistic Jets in AGNs
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