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new moon

noun

Simple Definition of new moon

  • : the moon when it is completely dark

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of new moon

  1. 1 :  the moon's phase when it is in conjunction with the sun so that its dark side is toward the earth; also :  the thin crescent moon seen shortly after sunset for a few days after the actual occurrence of the new moon phase

  2. 2 :  the first day of each Jewish month marked by a special liturgy


NEW MOON Defined for Kids

new moon

noun

Definition of new moon for Students

  1. 1 :  the moon's phase when its dark side is toward the earth

  2. 2 :  the thin curved outline of the moon seen shortly after sunset for a few days after the new moon





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