Definitions for afterglow
ˈæf tərˌgloʊ, ˈɑf-af·ter·glow
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a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset
the pleasure of remembering some pleasant event
"he basked in the afterglow of his victory"
the glow seen in the sky after sunset
the light emitted by an incandescent object while cooling
the light emitted by a phosphor after excitation
the mildly euphoric feeling experienced after a pleasurable experience, especially after an orgasm or drug-induced high.
An afterglow in meteorology consists of several atmospheric optical phenomena, with a general definition as a broad arch of whitish or pinkish sunlight in the twilight sky, consisting of the bright segment and the purple light. Purple light mainly occurs when the Sun is 2-6° below the horizon, from civil to nautical twilight, while the bright segment lasts until the end of the nautical twilight. Afterglow is often in cases of volcanic eruptions discussed, while its purple light is discussed as a different particular volcanic purple light. Specifically in volcanic occurrences it is light scattered by fine particulates, like dust, suspended in the atmosphere. In the case of alpenglow, which is similar to the Belt of Venus, afterglow is used in general for the golden-red glowing light from the sunset and sunrise reflected in the sky, and in particularly for its last stage, when the purple light is reflected. The opposite of an afterglow is a foreglow, which occurs before sunrise.Sunlight reaches Earth around civil twilight during golden hour intensely in its low-energy and low-frequency red component. During this part of civil twilight after sunset and before sundawn the red sunlight remains visible by scattering through particles in the air. Backscattering, possibly after being reflected off clouds or high snowfields in mountain regions, furthermore creates a reddish to pinkish light. The high-energy and high-frequency components of light towards blue are scattered out broadly, producing the broader blue light of nautical twilight before or after the redish light of civil twilight, while in combination with the redish light producing the purple light. This period of blue dominating is referred to as the blue hour and is, like the golden hour, widely treasured by photographers and painters. After the 1883 eruption of the volcano Krakatoa, a remarkable series of red sunsets appeared worldwide. An enormous amount of exceedingly fine dust were blown to a great height by the volcano's explosion, and then globally diffused by the high atmospheric winds. Edvard Munch's painting The Scream possibly depicts an afterglow during this period.
Afterglow generally refers to the light or radiance that remains after the sun has set or any other bright light has disappeared. In a broader context, it can also refer to the lingering effects or feelings that remain after a significant, impactful event or experience.
Afterglow generally refers to the light or radiance remaining in the sky after the sun has set, resulting in a scenic and often colorful view. However, it can also refer to the good feelings leftover after a pleasurable experience such as a successful event, enjoyable performance, or a sexual encounter. In physics, it refers to the prolonged emission of light following exposure to and removal of incident radiation.
An afterglow is a broad high arch of whitish or rosy light appearing in the sky due to very fine particles of dust suspended in the high regions of the atmosphere. An afterglow may appear above the highest clouds in the hour of deepening twilight, or reflected from the high snowfields in mountain regions long after sunset. The particles produce a scattering effect upon the component parts of white light. After the eruption of the volcano Krakatoa in 1883, a remarkable series of red sunsets appeared worldwide. These were due to an enormous amount of exceedingly fine dust blown to a great height by the volcano's explosion, and then globally diffused by the high atmospheric currents. Edvard Munch's painting The Scream possibly depicts an afterglow during this period. ⁕ Sunset in Hong Kong after the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo ⁕ An afterglow in Dresden, Saxony, Germany ⁕ An afterglow in Slovenian mountains, near Triglav Lakes Valley ⁕ Sunset over the Bates College track in Lewiston, Maine. ⁕ An afterglow on a beach in Florida ⁕ An afterglow on Krakow's housing estate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
aft′ėr-glō, n. the glow often seen in the sky after sunset.
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The numerical value of afterglow in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of afterglow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
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- resplandor crepuscularSpanish
- پس درخششPersian
- jälkihehku, iltarusko, raukeusFinnish
- derniers refletsFrench
- perasaan senang sesudah mengalami kesengananIndonesian
- ultimi baglioriItalian
- זוהר לאחרHebrew
- aftonrodnad, afterglowSwedish
- అనంతర కాంతిTelugu
- gün batımı sonrası kızıllıkTurkish
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