crescent phase

crescent phase

[′kres·ənt ‚fāz]
(astronomy)
A phase of the moon or an inferior planet in which less than half of the visible hemisphere is illuminated.
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There's wind beneath your wings, as your new Moon reaches her crescent phase and you'll very likely be making progress with various shelved or delayed projects and plans as May's first week unfolds, and several decisions become simpler to make.
Venus currently shows a crescent phase through a telescope and will remain quite bright to the naked eye.
Contract notice: kings crescent phase one - selection of a developer / contractor to carry out works for the external enhancement of existing units & construction of new mixed tenure housing
The ashen light is seldom reported when Venus is more than 30% illuminated and is usually seen only when the crescent phase is viewed against a dark sky.
But it won't reach its crescent phase again until spring of 2012.
For instance, when seen after sunset the crescent moon looks like) but before sunrise the crescent phase looks like (.
Andrea Yarnell Dakin,of Flintshire, will be drawing on her 20 years of acting to perform The Crescent Phase tomorrow at St Mary's Church hall, Broughton and at seven other locations.
A conventional small figure in a crescent phase off in the right-hand corner, it is very likely to be missed by the observer.
It was often lost in the Sun's glare, and when it could be seen best, only a crescent phase was
This is Venus' most dramatic exit from the evening sky in eight years and offers us our best chance to see several amazing sights: the long skinny crescent phase of Venus in steadily held binoculars; Venus as "Evening Star" one night and "Morning Star" the next morning (see diagram).
In the June Journal we may have more to write about the crescent phase, the nightside thermal emission, the cusp extensions, Ashen Light and the forthcoming transit.
Telescope observers of Venus will notice that the phase of Venus will gradually change throughout the month, moving toward a more crescent phase (similar to the Moon).

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