moon·​set | \ ˈmün-ˌset How to pronounce moonset (audio) \

Definition of moonset

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 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 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 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, "The Final Supermoon of 2020 Rises This Week — Here's How to See It," 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, "Perseid meteor shower won't be great this year, but this weekend could be good for viewing shooting stars," 7 Aug. 2019 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 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 The best place and time to view the meteor shower is the Northern Hemisphere during the dark hours, after moonset and before dawn, according to NASA. Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free Press, "How to see the Lyrid meteor shower in Michigan tonight," 21 Apr. 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

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First Known Use of moonset

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Aug 2020

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“Moonset.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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