new moon


  • "Blow Up the Trumpet in the New Moon."
    "Blow Up the Trumpet in the New Moon."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n new moon the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent
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Position of the New Moon at the Equinoxes Position of the New Moon at the Equinoxes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London
    • New moon The moon in its first quarter, or when it first appears after being invisible.
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  • Denise Tanner
    Denise Tanner
    “Rainbows come and go, but as the moon moves over the zenith, sunshine gives to new beginings, on a new days voice.”


In literature:

The new moon, a silver thread, hung over the tree tops.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The idea of the death of the moon was, of course, not a new one to many of us.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
The new moon, thin as a curved sword, gleamed high above.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
It is hard that we should be called upon to change our faith with every new moon.
"What is Darwinism?" by Charles Hodge
Then the new moon came, and peeped over the shoulder of a hill at Flyaway.
"Dotty Dimple's Flyaway" by Sophie May
I took up my new duties at once, trying not to act as if the moon were my footstool.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
He ran it out until the ten feet six inches were unrolled, scanning the figures in the wan light of the new moon.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
FLIT brought forward his new and improved Street Telescope for looking at the moon.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
But days and days passed, and the new Moon never came, and the nights were aye dark, and the Evil Things were worse than ever.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
The marriage shall take place one new moon from to-day.
"The Broncho Rider Boys with Funston at Vera Cruz" by Frank Fowler
A child born on the first day of the new moon is likely to live long and happy, if it survives infancy.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
A new moon was shining faintly over the woods in the west.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
He then took the cake, and explained that, just before the new moon is seen, the old moon disappears.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
I wish the potion had been made in the new moon; however, it has been blessed.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
Soon the sun set, and the new moon shone white against the blue sky.
"Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land and other Stories" by Ellis Towne, Sophie May and Ella Farman
The storm passed; the stars shone out, and a new moon crept up from the east.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
Saw the new moon over my right shoulder this evening, which I accept as an omen of good luck.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
Keep a fast on the day before the new moon.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Vritra is the moon, who swims into the sun's mouth on the night of the new moon.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
So when the new moon begins to grow, it is to them really a new moon; the old one has been eaten up.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown

In poetry:

To the Washer who whiteneth sin,
Whose cloud blotteth evil within,
Whose forgiveness repentance can win,
Blow ye at New Moon the trumpet.
"Blow Ye The Trumpet" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
To the glorious one, girdled by praise,
Great in deeds and tremendous in ways,
Who filleth with wonders our days,
Blow ye at New Moon the trumpet.
"Blow Ye The Trumpet" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
White like the new moon's falling beams,
O'er the wooded, westward steeps,
Falls the white throng of her dreams,
While my baby sleeps,
Oh, she sleeps.
"Baby Song" by James Avis Bartley
To the Chief on whose breast Right is borne,
Who is served by the seed to Him sworn,
Who gathereth lilies from thorn,
Blow ye at New Moon the trumpet.
"Blow Ye The Trumpet" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
SOME neets are made for courtin',
Neets when a new-born moon
Lies like a bairn in a creddle o' trees
An' rockin' sounds like incomin' seas,
As t' young wind whistles a tune.
"Girl To Her Chance-Bairn" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
There's never a rose spreads new at my door
Nor a strange bird crosses the moon at night
But I know I have known its beauty before,
And a terrible sorrow along with the sight.
"Temps Perdu" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Building a transistor from a single atom, companies sidestepping web privacy controls, new research into geologic activity on the moon.
NASA has a big new rocket in the works, one designed to carry astronauts beyond earth orbit for the first time since the Saturn V took us to the moon.
The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a new moon, called P5, orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.
Cast members from the film, "Twilight," Robert Pattinson, Cam Gigandet, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will regroup for the sequel, "New Moon".
NASA may unveil new manned missions to the moon.
NASA may soon unveil new manned moon missions.
England is no longer the world power it once was and today the moon passed over the sun in the former British colony of New Zealand for a near-total eclipse.
I'll note the Moon is new this week as well, so its light won't interfere with fainter meteors .
Vamp saga finale trails 'New Moon' domestically with $141 mil .
This new $250,000 competition may significantly affect how science is conducted on planets and moons with atmospheres.
Naming Pluto 's two new moons.
The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a new moon, called P5, orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto .
Astronomers have detected a new, fifth moon orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto , using images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope (above).
Locally, the East End has become synonymous with wine and winemaking, but beyond the towering buildings of New York City, Long Island is known about as well for its wineries as it is for its part in putting a man on the moon.
Authorities in Vineland, New Jersey say 47-year old Sharon Cook mooned an officer at police headquarters over the weekend.

In science:

Moon, Chaos and Fractal Dynamics: An Introduction for Applied Scientists and Engineers (Jonh Wiley & Sons, New York, 1992) J.
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
Evolution of random search trees, Wiley, New York. Meir, A. and Moon J.W. (1974).
On the asymptotics of moments of linear random recurrences
Such disks would have very low masses; nevertheless, they might suffice for the formation of a new generation of moons or rings around these planets.
Second generation planets
Figure 14 shows the calculated times for both dark and bright-sky conditions (new and full moon) for both arms of ISIS.
On the use of electron-multiplying CCDs for astronomical spectroscopy
MegaPrime shares the rest of the lunation with other instruments. A “run” covers at least a 14 days period around the new Moon.
Improved Photometric Calibration of the SNLS and the SDSS Supernova Surveys
The current LLR data is not uniformly sampled, there are no observations near new Moon, and, for recent years, the only observations near full Moon occur during eclipses.
Improving LLR Tests of Gravitational Theory
The new systems cannot distinguish returning photons against the bright background near full Moon, which the 2.7 m telescope could do, though there are some modern eclipse observations at full moon.
35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where do we go from here?
Moon, J. W. (1968): Topics on Tournaments, New York.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
Mohan,R.N., Sanpei Kageyama, Moon Ho Lee, and Gao Yang. (2006) Certain new M-matrices and their properties and applications, Submitted to Linear Algebra and Applications, Released as e-print, arXiv: math.
A new M-matrix of Type III, its properties and applications
Thomson (1911). H2O2 definitely exists in the lab, in the atmospheres of Europa and some other moons, and perhaps in the ISM (Zheng et al. 2006a), a laboratory paper which we indexed under “bleaching of the stars.” CF+ is new (Neufeld et al. 2006), as is C3O (Tenenbaum et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
New astronomical issues that need be discussed include testing general relativity in the gravitational field of the Moon with special cosmic missions and the measurement of the deflection of light from Jupiter.
Practical cosmology and cosmological physics
In this Letter, we propose a new scheme for testing Einstein’s moon without statistical treatments by combining LG and GHZ ideas, i.e., temporal GHZ scheme.
Proposal for testing Einstein's moon using three-time correlations
In situ studies of the surface of the Moon itself are fundamentally important scientific drivers for lunar exploration, and have recently been strongly endorsed by the science community as forthcoming NASA New Horizons missions.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
At the time of writing,the probe is orbiting Saturn,and it has alreday discovered two new moons.
A model of the internal structure of Titan: first results
On the other end of the spectrum, two movies that made big splashes in their opening weekends, Twilight:New Moon (making 142M) and Avatar(making 77M) had, for their pre-release week, averages of 1365.8 and 1212.8 tweets per hour respectively.
Predicting the Future with Social Media