interlunation

interlunation

(ˌɪntəlʊˈneɪʃən)
n
(Astronomy) the period between the old and new moons during which the moon is invisible. See new moon
ˌinterˈlunar, ˌinterˈlunary adj

interlunation

the period between the old moon and the new when the moon is invisible each month. — interlunar, adj.
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He is the man who found this to quote in Shelley, poetry arrests the vanishing apparitions which haunt the interlunations of life.
487), what he calls (perhaps with Wordsworth's "vanishings" ["Immortality Ode" 144] in mind) "the vanishing apparitions that haunt the interlunations of life," "interlunations" being the blank darkness between the old and new moon when there appears to be no moon at all.
Such writers are, in Shelley's view, "spirits of the most refined organization," whose poetry "thus makes immortal all that is best and most beautiful in the world; it arrests the vanishing apparitions which haunt the interlunations of life, and veiling them, or in language or in form, sends them forth among mankind, bearing sweet news of kindred joy to those with whom their sisters abide" (505).