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Earthshine [edit]

Request to move. Shouldn't this be small "e"? - ALGRIF talk 14:08, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Whether or not Earthshine (capital E, small arthshine) is attestable is a question for RFV. Right now, looking at Google Books, I think Earthshine, earthshine, and possibly earth-shine are all attestable and should be listed.--Prosfilaes 19:57, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
I disagree. The case is not whether or not it is attestable. The case is whether anyone can justify a proper noun status for this entry. -- ALGRIF talk 11:46, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
See the newly created WT:Entry titles. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:15, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
It's not for us to judge if writers choose to capitalize common nouns. This request should be closed. If you like, the term can be RFV'd, but it looks like it will pass. DAVilla 15:25, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Several people have obviously justified a proper noun for this by using it in capital; it can be seen as one concrete thing; it is the shine connected with the planet Earth.--Prosfilaes 20:48, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
In that case we should capitalise Sunshine and Moonshine, should we? I guess almost every word in the dictionary can be found on Google books - in quantity - with a capital letter. This is a simple, ordinary noun. As I read WT:Entry titles this should be earthshine. -- ALGRIF talk 12:28, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
That's not so precisely worded, but the gist points in the right direction. This term would follow the example of anglophone/Anglophone. DAVilla 09:52, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
Looking at the cites with an eye towards WT:Entry titles gives plenty of examples for Earthshine, e.g. "We focus on the test of the detectability of vegetation in the spectrum of Earth seen as a simple dot, using the reflection of the global Earth on the lunar surface, ie, Earthshine. On the Antartic, the Earthshine can be ..." or "A new area of extrasolar planet research is now emerging: using Earthshine to study the spatially unresolved Earth."--Prosfilaes 19:20, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
OK. Set up as per Anglophone. rfd removed. Cheers -- ALGRIF talk 14:05, 11 February 2011 (UTC)