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

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Peak fullness arrives at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday, about three hours before moonrise. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Tuesday’s full moon a reminder of Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago," 15 July 2019 Wednesday moonrise times Boston — 7:58 p.m. New York City — 8:06 p.m. Washington — 8:13 p.m. Atlanta — 8:30 p.m. Miami — 7:56 p.m. Chicago — 8:07 p.m. Denver — 8:11 p.m. Houston — 8:07 p.m. Seattle — 8:48 p.m. Los Angeles — 7:51 p.m. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "A super-bright Saturn coincides with the Strawberry moon. Here’s where to see it.," 27 June 2018 The best chance to see the most colors is at moonrise and moonset. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Look up! Strawberry Moon is most colorful full moon all year," 25 June 2018 This lunar eclipse won’t be visible in North America (except a tiny slice of Nova Scotia that will get a sliver of an eclipse at moonrise). Brian Resnick, Vox, "Summer is for meteor showers and stargazing. Here’s how to watch.," 22 June 2018 Find your moonrise and moonset times for your location here. Leigh Morgan,, "Super blue blood moon 2018: When and where to see it best," 30 Jan. 2018 As moonrise is at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday, the dinner hour may be a good time to glance at the frigid, dark skies if too many clouds aren’t in the way. Blaine Friedlander, Washington Post, "The New Year supermoon was glorious, but it will dull the upcoming Quadrantid meteor shower. (Photos)," 2 Jan. 2018 This alignment, according to Tim Pauketat, professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, is tied to the summer solstice sunrise and the southern maximum moonrise, orientating Cahokia to the movement of both the sun and the moon. Sarah E. Baires, Smithsonian, "White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities," 23 Feb. 2018 In New Orleans, moonrise will occur at 5:07 p.m. Monday, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory's Astronomical Applications Department. Greg Larose,, "When can you see the 'wolf moon' in New Orleans?," 1 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of moonrise

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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