Ashen light

a faint glow visible on the unlit side of the planet Venus in its crescent phase.
Historical Examples

At noon there was no sunshine, only a wan, ashen light that suffused the sky.
The Trail of ’98 Robert W. Service

When at last all that could be done had been done, the east was beginning to take on a sort of ashen light—the forerunner of dawn.
A Pagan of the Hills Charles Neville Buck


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