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 On the East Coast, moonrise is just after midnight. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "How to watch the Perseid meteor shower on August 11," 11 Aug. 2020 From mid-northern latitudes, moonrise comes at around 12:15 local daylight time on Wednesday (Aug. 12). Star Tribune, "Sunnier And Less Humid Monday With Highs Slightly Below Average," 9 Aug. 2020 Experts recommend catching the moonset over the western horizon on Friday morning, or the moonrise over the eastern horizon on Friday evening. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, "Tonight's Strawberry Moon Will Be One of the Largest-Looking Full Moons of the Year," 5 June 2020 In addition to a full moonrise at dusk, this year’s July 4 celebrations also coincide with a penumbral lunar eclipse. Jamie Carter, Travel + Leisure, "How and When to See the ‘Thunder Moon Eclipse’ on July Fourth," 30 June 2020 The best nights to look for a moonrise will be July 4, 5 and 6. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, "This new book is a guide for you to explore the universe," 23 June 2020 Keep your eyes to the sky Friday to catch a glimpse of the Strawberry Moon, which will be visible from moonrise and moonset in North America. Jay Cannon, USA TODAY, "Look out for the Strawberry Moon on Friday: Here's what it is and how to see it," 5 June 2020 However, despite not being able to see the eclipse, North America is perfectly placed to watch the Strawberry Moon at its very best — at both moonrise and moonset — on Friday, June 5, 2020. Jamie Carter, Travel + Leisure, "A Strawberry Moon Eclipse Will Be Visible in Parts of the World This Week," 31 May 2020 West Coast Skygazers up and down the West Coast will get to see the show, but those in Southern California will be especially lucky as Mars’s disappearance and reappearance will be timed after moonrise and before sunrise. New York Times, "Watch Mars Disappear Behind the Moon in the Early Morning Sky," 17 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of moonrise

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Moonrise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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