moonrise

noun

moon·​rise ˈmün-ˌrīz How to pronounce moonrise (audio)
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 For the Louisville area, moonrise will happen at roughly 9:03 p.m. Sunday, July 21, crossing the meridian at 1:43 a.m. before setting at 6:28 a.m. Monday. John Tufts, The Courier-Journal, 2 July 2024 For the Indianapolis area, moonrise will happen at roughly 9:53 p.m. Sunday, July 21, crossing the meridian at 2:43 a.m. before setting at 7:42 a.m. Monday. John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 1 July 2024 The moon in archaeology To the casual observer, the northern and southern fluctuations of the moonrise and moonset may be hard to notice. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 June 2024 But the location of the moonrise and moonset on the horizon changes, moving from north to south to north again over the course of a month. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for moonrise 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Moonrise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonrise. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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