a luminous tract in the sky, seen in the west after sunset or in the east before sunrise and thought to be the light reflected from a cloud of meteoric matter revolving round the sun.
Night still gripped Crater Arzachel with its intolerable cold, but a zodiacal light in the sky whispered of a lunar dawn to come.
First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
It was the zodiacal light, an aurora borealis on a scale inconceivable!
The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
“You might as well try to measure the zodiacal light,” it was remarked to Sir George Airy.
A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
This may account for the glow of the nebulae, and the zodiacal light.
The Universe a Vast Electric Organism George Woodward Warder
From this account of what the zodiacal light appears to be, we proceed to consider what it is.
Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, No. 449 Various
It was then that she produced those curious phenomena of the zodiacal light which other legends attributed to Horus himself.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12) G. Maspero
These are known respectively as the zodiacal light and the Gegenschein.
Astronomy of To-day Cecil G. Dolmage
About fifty minutes after sunset, observed a strong ray of light in the west-by-south quarter, supposed to be a zodiacal light.
Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2) Anonymous
During my residence in the Punjab the zodiacal light seemed to me constantly visible in the evening sky in the spring months.
Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore
Connected with the sun’s corona is that strange phenomenon, the zodiacal light.
Man’s Place in the Universe Alfred R. Wallace
a very faint cone of light in the sky, visible in the east just before sunrise and in the west just after sunset. It is probably due to the reflection of sunlight from cosmic dust in the plane of the ecliptic
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A faint hazy cone of light, often visible in the west just after sunset or in the east just before sunrise, and elongated in the direction of the ecliptic on each side of the Sun. It is apparently caused by the reflection of sunlight from meteoric particles in the plane of the ecliptic.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “life.”. Contemporary Examples The girl is Zoe Lihn, who will most likely need three open-heart surgeries to sustain her life. The Little People Mentioned in Obama’s Big Speech at the DNC Eliza Shapiro September 6, 2012 Zoe is undone by this and rips off her shirt […]
any of the free-swimming larva of certain crustaceans, as the crab, having rudimentary legs and a spiny carapace. Historical Examples As an illustration of this metamorphosis, we give figures of the zoea Taurus in two states, viz., Fig. The Ocean World: Louis Figuier It was called a zoea; but you can call it a Crab […]
any of the free-swimming larva of certain crustaceans, as the crab, having rudimentary legs and a spiny carapace. Historical Examples This is well seen in the nauplius of many Cirripedia (fig. 15) and in nearly all zoeae. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7 Various noun (pl) zoeae, zoaeae (zəʊˈiːiː) zoeas, zoaeas the free-swimming […]
any of the free-swimming larva of certain crustaceans, as the crab, having rudimentary legs and a spiny carapace. noun (pl) zoeae, zoaeae (zəʊˈiːiː) zoeas, zoaeas the free-swimming larva of a crab or related crustacean, which has well-developed abdominal appendages and may bear one or more spines