gibbous


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gibbous

, gibbose
(of the moon or a planet) more than half but less than fully illuminated

gibbous

[′jib·əs]
(mathematics)
Bounded by convex curves.
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Finn's collection, however, is not one of drama; his quiet essays are deliberate and powerful, each one containing that nugget of surprise, such as the gentle quality of a passage both feminine and haunting: "Above the geese the soft colors of the afternoon deepen into a tremendous wound and a gibbous moon is birthed, shadows crawling over the snow to dissolve into the river.
At the junction of Thornaby Road and Bader Avenue the Spitfire sits on the roundabout under a bright waxing gibbous moon.
Not a full-blown moon, but a three-quarters moon, a gibbous yellow fruit that glowed in its incandescent rind beyond his window.
SEE He's hooked his camera up to an eight-inch Skywatcher to produce the main image on this page of the waxing gibbous moon.
Plate 4 Crescent and gibbous moons: Draw a crescent-shaped moon and cut it out; the other piece is the gibbous moon.
But this year, a waning gibbous moon, which turns full today, will hang low in the sky like a radiant lantern near Perseus.
Something, the wind perhaps, is picking through trash scuttled against the aluminum grates which blink in synchrony with the scuddy, gibbous moon, and it's almost romantic, as if a tryst were again being scripted, and it is your seventeen-year-old self about to enter.
7] NIGHT: The waning gibbous Moon and Jupiter rise together in the east less than 4[degrees] apart shortly before midnight for viewers across North America.
Although the waxing gibbous moon that takes effect Thursday may potentially make the Perseids a little less bright, star gazers should be able to see all the wonders of the meteor shower as long as their under a particularly dark sky area like the suburbs or countryside.
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