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

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On Wednesday, October 24, the night sky will be electrified by this lunation. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Taurus Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 As the mysterious moon projects light into the darkness, this lunation always exposes whatever has been buried. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What August's Sagittarius Horoscope Means for You," 30 July 2018 Embrace the beauty of this lunation French Girl Rose Lip Polish, an elegant scrub that buffs your pout to joie de vivre perfection. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Aquarius Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 Scorpio is connected to the earth’s soil, so under this lunation, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's November Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 28 Oct. 2018 This lunation occurs in Libra, and its energy activates the area of your chart associated with health and wellness. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Taurus Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 Finally, July concludes with a full moon in Aquarius on Friday, July 27 — but this isn't a typical lunation, either. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's July 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 June 2018 This vivid lunation shines a light on your extended community, encouraging you to take a more detailed look at your distant network. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What June's Pisces Horoscope Means for You," 29 May 2018 This powerful lunation illuminates the area of your chart associated with career aspirations and public success, so expect major professional shifts mid-month. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What July's Libra Horoscope Means for You," 29 June 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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