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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The moon will appear full from Sunday moonrise to Wednesday moonset, according to NASA. Rachel Fadem And Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 June 2022 Parts of South America can catch a glimpse at moonset, and parts of East Asia and Australia might see the eclipse at moonrise. Sherry Liang, CNN, 18 Nov. 2021 The exact same physics is at play for a a sunrise, a moonrise and a moonset, but what about during a total lunar eclipse? Jamie Carter, Forbes, 21 May 2021 In the Northern Hemisphere, the Lyrids are best viewed during the dark hours after moonset and before dawn. Leada Gore |, al, 21 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 31 May 2020 There are two specific times to look at the Super Flower Moon to see it at its very best — moonrise and moonset. Jamie Carter, Travel + Leisure, 2 May 2020 In Wisconsin, moonset times are: Aug. 9, 12:47 a.m. Aug. 10, 1:26 a.m. Aug. 11, 2:10 a.m. Aug. 12, 2:59 a.m. Aug. 13, 3:53 a.m. Aug. 14, 4:51 a.m. Travel anywhere there's not much light pollution — meaning it's best to get away from city lights. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Aug. 2019 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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