[ moon-set ]
/ ˈmunˌsɛt /
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the setting of the moon below the horizon.
the time at which the moon disappears below the horizon.



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Origin of moonset

First recorded in 1835–45; moon + (sun)set
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  • It is ten leagues to Ensenada from here, and we must do it between moonset and daylight, or they will catch us.

    Lone Pine|R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
  • That is to say, it cannot have been more than an hour after sunrise, and it cannot have been more than an hour before moonset.

    The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
  • There was a growing light in the sky that follows the darkness of moonset and runs before the break of dawn.

    Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter
  • Then soon was it midnight, and moonset, as we wended Down to the ship, and the merchant-folks' babble.

British Dictionary definitions for moonset

/ (ˈmuːnˌsɛt) /


the moment when the moon disappears below the horizon
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