Definition of new moon in English:

new moon

Syllabification: new moon


  • 1The phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth, or shortly thereafter when it appears as a slender crescent.
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    • Every month, the first crescent of the new moon is observed, defining the beginning of the new month, whilst each year Ramadan commences 11 days earlier.
    • We all speculate that we want to go at a time when the moon is a new moon.
    • A solar eclipse can only occur at conjunction, and the sighting of the new moon is typically not until 30 hours later.
  • 1.1The time when the new moon occurs.
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    • From new moon to new moon, and from sabbath to sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, says the LORD.
    • The members organise turtle walks everyday and during full moon and new moon days, intensify the patrols.
    • Isn't it ironic that you guys performed your story - which revolves around a new moon - on the night of the new moon?

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