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Dew

Droplets of water which have condensed on objects, such as plants, which have cooled below the dewpoint temperature of the air.

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Dewpoint temperature

The temperature to which a given parcel of air must be cooled before it becomes saturated; the temperature of an object when dew first forms on it.

Dominical letter

A letter from A to G, denoting Sundays in the ecclesiastical calendar for a given year, determined by the date on which the first Sunday falls. If it falls on January 1, the letter (for the year) is A; if it falls on January 2, the letter is B; and so on.

Auroraphobia

Fear of the northern lights

Occultation

The eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or another planet.

Altostratus cloud

Grayish or bluish layer of clouds that can obscure the Sun.

Ombrophobia

The fear of rain

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