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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Stack them by putting the new moon on the bottom, the crescent moon on top, then the half moon, gibbous moon, and full moon.
Heralded by a brief, perceptive Foreword by Luke Gibbous, Barton succinctly announces her aims in ,her Introduction.
ninnii by the smaller body, lighter coloration, less gibbous carapace with no indented margins, and by the shape of the bulbus (e.
Medium-sized, gibbous shell; dorsal and ventral margins subparallel; ventral margin broadly convex; anterior and posterior margins subequally convex; beaks located one-third length posterior to anterior margin, incurred, prosogyrate; lunule and escutcheon not visible; broad, shallow sulcus extending from umbonal area to ventral margin posterior to midlength; surface with numerous closely-spaced, comarginal ridges with two to four finer ridges between coarser ridges; internal features not observed.
moved from shadow to shadow, the moon gibbous above them, the leaf litter inconstant, shuffling with inattention, and, forty yards from the trail, they saw them, the other children, the ground beneath their feet rustling, the tree above them bent.
But this year, a waning gibbous moon, which turns full today, will hang low in the sky like a radiant lantern near Perseus.
Forget the stereotype Jack the Ripper, swirly moustachioed Victorian villain figure, Phantom of the Opera-like cloak, black bag in black-gloved hand, raven's-wing-black sheered gibus under an East End gibbous moon, shuffling subfusc through shadowed passage and court.
The most common scrophulariaceous flower (see Table I) has a five-lobed calyx, a campanulate, slightly gibbous corolla tube bearing five lobes (two forming the upper lip, three the lower), four stamens attached to the inside of the corolla tube, and a bicarpellate pistil.
One or two people suggested that he was simply copying, from memory, some old halftone plate out of a book by Jules Verne, and putting in an extra satellite for good measure; the more observant pointed out that the curious shadow forms and subtle overlappings of penumbrae could only be twin moons, one gibbous and the other full.
100 Hours of Astronomy will take place from April 2-5, 2009 when the Moon goes from first quarter to gibbous, good phases for early evening observing.
gibbous (of the Moon, Venus or Mercury) More than half full, but not full.