Definition of Phase of the moon
1. Noun. A time when the Moon presents a particular recurring appearance.
Specialized synonyms: New Moon, New Phase Of The Moon, Half-moon, Full, Full Moon, Full Phase Of The Moon, Full-of-the-moon
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Literary usage of Phase of the moon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"Consequently, if a storm should pass one place at a certain phase of the moon, it would pass another a few thousand miles eastward at quite a different ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"We shall merely note some points which are frequently overlooked: (i) the crescent phase of the moon is shown only when the moon is less than 90° from the ..."
3. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition by Richard Anthony Proctor (1873)
"... suffice it for us to know that the moon- heat was clearly felt, and that the quantity of warmth varied with the phase of the moon—greatest at the time ..."
4. Introduction to the History of Religions by Crawford Howell Toy (1913)
"... wet and the dry) and twelve months named from meteorological phenomena, and each day in the month receives a name from the attendant phase of the moon. ..."
5. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"... centuries accustomed to the feast* of the New Moon, did not allow any cycle to carry them away from a close adherence to the actual phase of the moon. ..."
6. Fraser's Magazine (1870)
"... and that the quantity of warmth varied with the phase of the moon—greatest at the time of full and least towards the period of new. ..."