Sentence Examples with the word gegenschein

The question whether the Gegenschein can be accounted for by the reflection of light from the same matter as the zodiacal band is still unsettled.

Barnard reports it as sometimes best seen when the sky is slightly milky, while during the observations already mentioned from the Rothorn the Gegenschein was scarcely, if at all, visible, though the conditions were exceptionally favourable.

Wolf, Beobachtungen des Zodiacallichtes (1850-52); Brorsen Ueber den Gegenschein des Zodiacallichts (1855) and in Schumacher, 998; J.