from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rising of the earth above the horizon as seen from the moon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The time of "day" when the Earth begins to rise over the horizon of another planet according to a local observer.
  • n. The irregular event of the Earth appearing above the horizon of the moon.


earth + rise (Wiktionary)



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  • B.B.C.: 'Forty years ago, the largest TV audience in history tuned in to watch the Apollo 8 crew reach lunar orbit.It was during this mission that the famous "Earthrise" image was captured, changing forever our perception of the planet and its place in space.'

    December 30, 2008