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new moon
▪ By the time of the next new moon, the tribe had seen one birth and two deaths.
▪ In section seven she invites the new moon to dance on her heart, so that they can be extinguished together.
▪ It was a mild night with clouds drifting across the sky and occasionally obscuring the new moon.
▪ It was black as night at new moon and white as frost at first light.
▪ Near the time of new moon there is no point on the Moon that can both see sunlight and transmit to Earth.
▪ Other superstitions relating to the weather concern the day of the week upon which the new Moon chances to fall.
▪ The night was clear, and arched up from the hills with a new moon rising over their crests.
▪ There was a new moon, and its pale light cast soft shadows in the stillness.
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New moon

New \New\ (n[=u]), a. [Compar. Newer (n[=u]"[~e]r); superl. Newest.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh, Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, Gr. ne`os, Skr. nava, and prob. to E. now. [root]263. See Now, and cf. Announce, Innovate, Neophyte, Novel.]

  1. Having existed, or having been made, but a short time; having originated or occured lately; having recently come into existence, or into one's possession; not early or long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; -- opposed to old, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book; a new fashion. ``Your new wife.''

  2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes.

  3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction.

  4. As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of original freshness; also, changed for the better; renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel made him a new man.

    Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life.
    --Bk. of Com. Prayer.

    Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost new.

  5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously known or famous.

  6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.

    New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace.

  7. Fresh from anything; newly come. New from her sickness to that northern air. --Dryden. New birth. See under Birth. New Church, or New Jerusalem Church, the church holding the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See Swedenborgian. New heart (Theol.), a heart or character changed by the power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy motives. New land, land cleared and cultivated for the first time. New light. (Zo["o]l.) See Crappie. New moon.

    1. The moon in its first quarter, or when it first appears after being invisible.

    2. The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the Jews.
      --2 Kings iv. 23.

      New Red Sandstone (Geol.), an old name for the formation immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided into the Permian and Trias. See Sandstone.

      New style. See Style.

      New testament. See under Testament.

      New world, the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern Hemisphere until recent times.

      Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.

new moon

n. 1 The phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun. 2 The moon when it is in conjunction with the sun. 3 The phase of the moon when it is waxing. 4 The moon when it is waxing. 5 The day when the new moon is first seen or is expected to appear.

new moon

n. the time at which the moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent [syn: new phase of the moon]

New Moon (magazine)

New Moon is a magazine and moderated Internet forum intended for girls ages 8 and up. The magazine is published in Duluth, Minnesota, United States on a bi-monthly basis by New Moon Girl Media.

New Moon (Abderrahmane Abdelli album)

New Moon is a World album released in 1995 by Algerian composer and singer songwriter Abderrahmane Abdelli. The album was released by Real World Records.

New Moon is the first major release by Abderrahmane Abdelli, an Algerian-born musician living in Brussels, Belgium. It features heavy African themes, with influence from European and South American music.

New Moon (Elliott Smith album)

New Moon is a posthumous compilation album by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, released on May 8, 2007 by Kill Rock Stars. It contains twenty-four previously unreleased songs, most recorded between 1994 and 1997 during the sessions for Smith's albums Elliott Smith and Either/Or.

The album was well received by critics and reached number 24 in the US Billboard chart, selling about 24,000 copies in its first week.

New Moon (1940 film)

New Moon is a 1940 musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with uncredited direction by W. S. Van Dyke.

It is the second film adaptation of the operetta The New Moon, which premiered on Broadway in 1928. The stage version featured music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and others. The first film adaptation, also titled New Moon, which premiered in 1930, was less faithful to the stage version.

New moon

In astronomy, new moon is the first phase of the Moon, when it orbits as seen from the Earth, the moment when the Moon and the Sun have the same ecliptical longitude. The Moon is not visible at this time except when it is seen in silhouette during a solar eclipse when it is illuminated by earthshine. See the article on phases of the Moon for further details.

A lunation or synodic month is the mean (average) time from one new moon to the next. In the J2000.0 epoch, the average length of a lunation is 29.530588 days (or 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 3 seconds). However, the length of any one synodic month can vary from 29.26 to 29.80 days due to the perturbing effects of the Sun's gravity on the Moon's eccentric orbit. In a lunar calendar, each month corresponds to a lunation. Each lunar cycle can be assigned a unique Lunation Number to identify it.

New Moon (novel)

New Moon is a romantic fantasy novel by author Stephenie Meyer, and is the second novel in the Twilight series. The novel continues the story of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen's relationship. When Edward leaves Bella after his brother attacks her, she is left heartbroken and depressed for months until Jacob Black becomes her best friend and helps her fight her pain. However, her life twists once more when Jacob's nature reveals itself and Edward's sister decides to visit.

According to Meyer, the book is about losing true love. The title refers to the darkest phase of the lunar cycle, indicating that New Moon is about the darkest time of protagonist Bella Swan's life. Meyer wrote the book before Twilight was published. Writing the book was difficult for Meyer as she feared the readers' reaction to the book and often cried while describing Bella's pain.

The book was originally released in hardcover on September 6, 2006 with an initial print run of 100,000 copies. Upon its publication in the United States, New Moon was highly successful and moved quickly to the top of bestseller lists, becoming one of the most anticipated books of the year. It peaked at #1 on both the New York Times Best Seller list and USA Today's Top 150 Bestsellers, and was the biggest selling children's paperback of 2008 with over 5.3 million copies sold. Moreover, New Moon was the best-selling book of 2009 and has been translated into 38 languages. A film adaptation of the book was released on November 20, 2009.

Reception for New Moon was more positive than that for its predecessor. Some criticized the middle section's pacing; critics generally, however, argued the novel was more mature in tone, praising the character development and its depiction of human emotion.

New Moon (disambiguation)

New moon is a lunar phase.

New Moon or The New Moon may also refer to:

  • New Moon (novel), by Stephenie Meyer
    • The Twilight Saga: New Moon, a 2009 film adaptation of the novel
    • The Twilight Saga: New Moon (soundtrack), for the 2009 film
  • The New Moon, a 1928 operetta
    • New Moon (1930 film), an adaptation of the operetta starring Lawrence Tibbett and Grace Moore
    • New Moon (1940 film), an adaptation of the operetta starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
  • The New Moon (1919 film), a 1919 American film starring Norma Talmadge
  • New Moon (1955 film), a 1955 Italian film
  • New Moon (magazine), a bi-monthly for girls
  • New Moon (online game), an online text-based MUD.
  • New Moon (Abderrahmane Abdelli album), 1995
  • New Moon (Northern Lights album), 2005
  • New Moon (Elliott Smith album), 2007
  • New Moon (Swallow the Sun album), 2009
  • New Moon (The Men album), 2013
  • The New Moon (music venue), a rock music venue in Paris during the 1990s
  • New Moon (film production), an independently owned film production company based in Soho, London
  • "New Moon", a song by House of Heroes
  • New Moon, a character on the DC Comics team the Moondancers
New Moon (Northern Lights album)

New Moon is an album by the progressive bluegrass band Northern Lights. In 2003, three members of Northern Lights, Taylor Armerding, Dave Dick and Christ Miles, left the group, leaving Bill Henry to build a new band from the scratch. He recruited four new members, so that the band become quintet again: Ben Demerath on guitar, Mike Barnett on violin, Joe Walsh on mandolin and John Daniel on bass. This is also the first album in group's history, which doesn't feature 5-string banjo but two acoustic guitars instead.

New Moon (1955 film)

New Moon is a 1955 Italian crime melodrama film directed by Luigi Capuano.

New Moon (Swallow the Sun album)

New Moon is the fourth studio album by Finnish band Swallow the Sun. The album was released on November 4, 2009 in Finland, November 9, 2009 in Europe, and November 10, 2009 in the United States. Recording of the album commenced on June 15 at Fascination Street Studios with Jens Bogren as executive producer. Wintersun drummer Kai Hahto replaced Pasi Pasanen and contributed drums on the album. Some versions of the album contain an alternate recording of "Servant of Sorrow", which features a guitar solo by Steve Rothery.

The Horror Series continued from this album, also being on The Morning Never Came, Hope & Emerald Forest and the Blackbird.

On February 1, 2012, Svart Records released the album on LP, limited to 500 copies.

New Moon (1930 film)

New Moon is the name of two different film versions of the operetta The New Moon with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and others. The original stage version premiered on Broadway in 1928. The 1930 version of New Moon is a 1930 black and white American musical film, and is also known as Komissa Strogoff in Greece, Nymånen in Denmark and Passione cosacca in Italy.

The 1930 film, directed by Jack Conway, starred Grace Moore and Lawrence Tibbett and had an entirely different plot to the original play and is set in Russia. A 1940 film of the same name, also based on the operetta directed by Robert Z. Leonard and W. S. Van Dyke (uncredited), starred Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy and also reworked the plot, though it was slightly more faithful than the 1930 version. However, the music was not always presented faithfully. The 1930 version added new songs not by Romberg, and the 1940 version turns the melancholy tango number " Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise", originally sung by the hero's best friend, into a cheerful little ditty sung by Eddy while he shines his shoes.

New Moon (film production)

New Moon is an independently owned film production company based in Soho, London. Founded in 1996 by Caroline Rowland, New Moon wrote and produced the films which helped to win the London bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The company went on to work for 3 more successful bids when Sochi won the 2014 Winter Olympics, Qatar won the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and on July 7, 2011 as PyeongChang won their bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.

New Moon also develops and produces both fictional and documentary feature films with themes around sport and education. They are set for a cinematic release of romantic comedy Not Out and family adventure film Five Rings in 2012. The company also sponsors a Production Management scholarship at the National Film and Television School.