lunation

noun
lu·​na·​tion | \ lü-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce lunation (audio) \

Definition of lunation

: the period of time averaging 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.8 seconds elapsing between two successive new moons

Examples of lunation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use this lunation to find practical, logical approaches to your biggest dreams. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What Your Sign's June Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 This lunation is a powerful time to get into a new mindset that will help you either break or make some more productive habits. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Capricorn Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 This lunation will encourage you to create energetic boundaries, shifting your focus away from the haters and towards your foundation. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's September 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 Aug. 2018 If things have felt foggy and unclear, your path will surely be illuminated during this electric lunation. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What June's Capricorn Horoscope Means for You," 29 May 2018 This is a very positive lunation for you, Gemini darling, so be sure to take advantage of this auspicious occasion. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Gemini Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 Within your chart, this lunation will be activating your creativity zone. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What November's Aquarius Horoscope Means for You," 28 Oct. 2018 The moon is connected to our inner world, so the celestial satellite's lunation guides our emotional experiences. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's May 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 26 Apr. 2018 On Monday, October 8, a new moon in Libra activates the area of your chart connected to personal finances, and since this lunation corresponds with beginnings, this is an excellent day for a money manifestation ritual. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Virgo Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of lunation

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lunation

Middle English lunacioun, from Anglo-French lunaison, from Medieval Latin lunation-, lunatio, from Latin luna

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“Lunation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunation. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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