moonset

noun
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

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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, AL.com, "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, AL.com, "Super blue blood moon 2018: When and where to see it best," 30 Jan. 2018 Find your moonrise and moonset times for your location here. Leigh Morgan, AL.com, "Super blue blood moon 2018: When and where to see it best," 30 Jan. 2018 Find your moonrise and moonset times for your location here. Leigh Morgan, AL.com, "Super blue blood moon 2018: When and where to see it best," 30 Jan. 2018 Find your moonrise and moonset times for your location here. Leigh Morgan, AL.com, "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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