crescent moon

crescent moon

Mary often depicted standing on or above moon. [Christian Iconog.: Brewer Dictionary, 726]
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High in the west the crescent moon hung faint and pale above the smoke of Weybridge and Shepper- ton and the hot, still splendour of the sunset.
Every one turned his eyes that way, and saw that a large tear had rolled from the thick lid of D'Artagnan, half-way down to his aquiline nose, the luminous edge of which shone like a little crescent moon.
Its light, rendered bluish by the thick strata of the atmosphere was less intense than that of the crescent moon, but it was of considerable dimensions, and looked like an enormous arch stretched across the firmament.
Overhead drifted a pale crescent moon, and the Southern Cross burned low in the sky.
The crescent moon, set like a silver signet in the western sky, delayed a little the approach of night.
There were so many dear delights along the golden road to give us pleasure--the earth dappled with new blossom, the dance of shadows in the fields, the rustling, rain-wet ways of the woods, the faint fragrance in meadow lanes, liltings of birds and croon of bees in the old orchard, windy pipings on the hills, sunset behind the pines, limpid dews filling primrose cups, crescent moons through darklings boughs, soft nights alight with blinking stars.
Although you will see nothing on the day of the new moon, or for about 24 hours afterwards, sky-watchers can search for a sliver of a crescent moon the two evenings following the new moon.
8] DAWN: Antares, Mars, the waning crescent Moon, and Jupiter form a celestial arc that straddles Scorpio and Libra.
A new month can only begin after a waxing crescent moon is observed shortly after sunset.
MOHAMMED RASOOLDEEN The waning crescent moon is pictured over Kuwait City on June 20, 2017.
The Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) announced it could not sight the crescent moon for the holy month of Ramadan yesterday evening.
FEBRUARY: On the 1st, at nightfall, Venus, Mars, and the crescent moon stand in a straight line in Pisces.

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