Definition of new moon in English:

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noun

1The phase of the moon when it first appears as a slender crescent, shortly after its conjunction with the sun: owls hooted and the new moon rose
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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 appears.
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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?
1.2 Astronomy The time at which the moon is in conjunction with the sun, when it is not visible from the earth: only 31 hours before new moon
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  • Syzygy of the sun, Earth, and moon occur twice a month, at the full and new moons.

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