moon·​rise | \ ˈmün-ˌrīz How to pronounce moonrise (audio) \

Definition of moonrise

1 : the rising of the moon above the horizon
2 : the time of the moon's rising

Examples of moonrise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Friday’s moonrise came on the evening of a day that had changed vastly from Thursday, which had a high temperature of 74. Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2021 In Boston, the moonrise will occur at 6:34 p.m. on Thursday, and city residents will have the chance to see the moon at its peak fullness at that time., 21 Oct. 2021 The physics behind the color of a moonrise is explained by a process called Rayleigh scattering. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 The single most impactful moment for me was the moonrise. James Freeman, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 Check the the exact times of moonrise and moonset for your location. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 19 Sep. 2021 Typically the moonrise shifts about 50 minutes later each day., 20 Sep. 2021 During the few days surrounding the harvest moon's appearance, the moonrise will occur within just 25 to 30 minutes across the northern United States and only 10 to 20 minutes in farther north Canada and Europe, according to NASA. Shirin Ali, CNN, 20 Sep. 2021 In Los Angeles sunset is at 6:52 p.m. PDT and moonrise is at 7:38 p.m. PDT. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of moonrise

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of moonrise was in 1728

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22 Nov 2021

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“Moonrise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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