Definition of skyglow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskīˌɡlō/


Brightness of the night sky in a built-up area as a result of light pollution.
Example sentences
  • Light pollution occurs when too much artificial illumination enters the night sky and reflects off airborne water droplets and dust particles causing ‘skyglow’.
  • A combination of skyglow, clouds, and insufficient aperture kept me from spotting it, though the sites farther east were much darker.
  • It's the skyglow, from artificial lights and smog.

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Syllabification: sky·glow

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