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The movement of the sun, moon and stars - thesaurus

Synonyms

rise

verb

if the sun, moon, or a star rises, it seems to move higher in the sky

go down

when the sun or moon goes down, it moves below the horizon so you cannot see it anymore

eclipse

noun

astronomy a short period when all or part of the sun or moon becomes dark, because of the positions of the sun, moon, and earth in relation to each other. A total eclipse is when the sun or moon is completely covered. An eclipse of the sun is called a solar eclipse, and an eclipse of the moon is called a lunar eclipse.

wane

verb

if the moon is waning, you see less and less of it each night

wax

verb

if the moon is waxing, you see more and more of it each night

sink

verb

when the sun sinks, it gets lower in the sky until it disappears

come up

if the sun, moon, or stars come up, they start to appear in the sky

go in

mainly British when the sun or moon goes in, clouds move in front of it

orbit

verb

to move around a large object in space such as a planet

full moon

noun

the moon when it looks like a complete circle

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apogee

noun

astronomy the point farthest from the Earth that the Moon or a satellite reaches while it moves around the Earth

come out

if the sun, moon, or stars come out, they start to be able to be seen in the sky

corona

noun

the circle of light around the Sun or the Moon, seen especially during an eclipse

eclipse

verb

astronomy to make the sun or moon become partly or completely dark because of the position of the sun, moon, and earth in relation to each other

half-moon

noun

the moon when you can see only half of it

harvest moon

noun

the full moon at the beginning of fall

lunar eclipse

noun

a short period when the moon becomes dark, because the Earth moves between the sun and the moon so that its shadow covers the moon

new moon

noun

a moon that appears after a night when there was no moon. It looks like a thin curve in the sky.

orbit

noun

astronomy the path that is taken by an object moving around a larger object in space

orbital

adjective

connected with the orbit of one object around another larger object in space

out

adverb

if the sun or moon is out, it is not behind clouds

phase

noun

astronomy a shape of the moon or a planet as we see it from the Earth that changes according to a regular pattern at different times in the month

the rising of something

the movement of the sun, moon, or stars as they appear to move up into the sky

set

verb

when the sun sets, it goes below the horizon at the end of the day

sidereal

adjective

relating to the stars, or measured by the movement of the stars in the sky

total eclipse

noun

an eclipse in which all of the Sun or Moon is covered

year

noun

astronomy the amount of time that a planet takes to travel around the sun

zenith

noun

the point in the sky where the sun or moon is highest above the Earth

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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