moonrise

[ moon-rahyz ]
/ ˈmunˌraɪz /

noun

the rising of the moon above the horizon.
the time at which the moon rises above the horizon.

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Origin of moonrise

First recorded in 1720–30; moon + (sun)rise
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British Dictionary definitions for moonrise

moonrise
/ (ˈmuːnˌraɪz) /

noun

the moment when the moon appears above the horizon
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