- the moon either when in conjunction with the sun or soon after, being either invisible or visible only as a slender crescent.
- the phase of the moon at this time.
Origin of new moon
Related Words for new moonsatellite, pumpkin, crescent, half-moon, planetoid, curve, bow, meniscus, sickle, demilune, lune
Examples from the Web for new moon
Historical Examples of new moon
They fast on new-moon nights, and on the eleventh night after full-moon or new-moon.
The root should be collected on a new-moon day which falls on a Sunday.
New-moon days were days of high festival with the Incas, according to Garcilasso.The Columbiad
Hill (New-moon) was another; he is still alive.1160 Correct and graceful though his odes are, they make little impression.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
On the new-moon day called Mannueththina-amavasya, they make bulls with earth, worship them, and eat a good meal.
- the moon when it appears as a narrow waxing crescent
- the time at which this occurs
- astronomy one of the four principal phases of the moon, occurring when it lies between the earth and the sun
- The phase of the Moon that occurs when it passes between Earth and the Sun, making it either invisible or visible only as a thin crescent at sunset. See more at moon. Compare full moon.