of or relating to the moon: the lunar orbit.
measured by the moon's revolutions: a lunar month.
resembling the moon; round or crescent-shaped.
of or relating to silver.
a lunar observation taken for purposes of navigation or mapping.
- un·lu·nar, adjective
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How to use lunar in a sentence
Nearly all the lunar material currently in NASA’s possession was collected during the Apollo program.NASA will pay for moon rocks excavated by private companies | Neel Patel | September 10, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Financially, the contract would make most sense for explorers already planning lunar trips.
Landing on the moon is neither cheap nor easy, and NASA will pay only for the lunar material that’s collected.
A $100 million privately funded Israeli mission to land on the lunar surface failed in April 2019.
Similar deposits of ice seem to dot the poles of our moon, where they could provide useful resources for future lunar explorers.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Corey S. Powell | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
Tao Lin charts the path of lunar hamsters in search of some decent wifi sometime in the year 2027.Crazy Cartography: Artists and Writers Conjure a Slew of Imaginative Maps | Lauren Elkin | April 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Chan was not among the Chinese authors whose opinion on the lunar landing Xinhua reporters sought.
Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar, so it moves back about 10 days each year.
The number of lunar cycles does not correspond easily to the number of seasonal ones.How Long Is a Year? Is the Earth Slowing Down? And Other Questions About Time | Neil Shubin | January 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She just wanted “the bird,” the rocket, to fly, and for Neil to get a chance to plant his moon boot on the lunar surface.Moon Men: The Private Lives of Neil Armstrong and Pals in “Togethersville” | Lily Koppel | September 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The continent of Europe-Asia would of itself appear larger than all the lunar surface which is visible to us.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Only in the southern ocean can the waters obey the lunar and solar attraction in anything like a normal way.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
From the time of Solon the Attic months were lunar, composed alternately of 30 and 29 days.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Who is surprised to see lunar attraction raise the waters of the ocean and produce tides?Urania | Camille Flammarion
But Jinny had foreseen those mighty lunar motions that control the tides.The Creators | May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for lunar
of or relating to the moon
occurring on, used on, or designed to land on the surface of the moon: lunar module
relating to, caused by, or measured by the position or orbital motion of the moon
of or containing silver
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Scientific definitions for lunar
Relating to the Moon.
Measured by the revolution of the Moon around the Earth.
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