Word of the Day – Jan. 4 – Heliacal

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Adjective: Heliacal  (hih-LYE-uh-kul)

Definition:  Relating to or near the sun — used especially of the last setting of a star before and its first rising after invisibility due to conjunction with the sun’s rising and setting.

Sample sentence: If you wish to watch the heliacal rising of Sirius, you’ve got to wait until August.

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