moonset

noun

moon·​set ˈmün-ˌset How to pronounce moonset (audio)
1
: the descent of the moon below the horizon
2
: the time of the moon's setting

Examples of moonset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The app also tracks the moon phases and daily timing of moonrise, moonset and galactic center visibility. Julia Carmel, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 The best time to view a supermoon, or any full moon, is at moonrise or at moonset, when the moon is closest to the horizon. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2023 According to Forbes, the best time to view a supermoon, or any full moon, is at moonrise or at moonset, when the moon is closest to the horizon. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2023 Thanks to an early moonset on the evening of the 11th, this year’s Perseid meteor shower should be a stunner in the early hours of the 12th. Elisa Neckar, Discover Magazine, 24 July 2013 The May 5 penumbral eclipse will be visible in most of Europe and Africa at moonrise, Asia and Australia will be able to see the entirety of the event in the middle of the night, and locations throughout the Pacific Ocean will be able to see it at moonset. Shannon Schmoll, USA TODAY, 3 May 2023 The best time to view the Lyrids is in the Northern Hemisphere after moonset but before sunrise in an dark area without streetlights, NASA advises. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 21 Apr. 2023 To best view a meteor shower like the Lyrids, go outside during dark hours of the night – between moonset and before dawn. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2023 The Lyrids are best viewed after moonset and before dawn, according to NASA. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of moonset was in 1818

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“Moonset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonset. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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