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a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset.
Historical Examples

On August 23, 1869, the evening alpenglow was very fine, though it did not reach its maximum depth and splendour.
Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall

“No; it is only what people call the alpenglow,” said Bracy softly, for the wondrous beauty of the scene impressed him.
Fix Bay’nets George Manville Fenn

When those glossy domes swim into the alpenglow, wet after rain, you conceive how long and imperturbable are the purposes of God.
The Land of Little Rain Mary Austin

There were fleeting blushes as rosy as the alpenglow now tinging her pale cheek.
A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage

a reddish light on the summits of snow-covered mountain peaks at sunset or sunrise


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