gibbous Moon


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gibbous Moon

(gib -ŭs) See phases, lunar.

gibbous moon

[′jib·əs ′mün]
(astronomy)
The shape of the moon's visible surface when the sun is illuminating more than half of the side facing the earth.
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Liverpool Pyramid Ricky and Pamela at the Strictly Come Dancing show, at the Echo Arena Picture: JULIEREYNOLDS 1956 A yacht gets a new coat of paint Picture: THEWOLFE The full moon caught with a bridge camera Picture: SOODOODLE The waxing gibbous moon, as captured by a Nikon D5000 through an eight-inch reflector telescope
Stack them by putting the new moon on the bottom, the crescent moon on top, then the half moon, gibbous moon, and full moon.
Ten years afterwards, on the night of Thursday, July 3, 1969, the Dancing Man was back on his cloud, this time in front of a waning 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.
A surprising exception is John Russell's pastel The Face of the Moon, a study for, or a reduced replica of, his large pastel map of a similarly gibbous moon that hangs above the stairs in the Museum of History of Science at Oxford.
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.
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.
Look out for Jupiter on the night of April 1, as it will appear next to the gibbous Moon.
MARCH 19-20 The waning gibbous Moon shines with Spica and bright Mars late tonight.
I watched her watch the heron as the sky grew dark and a gibbous moon rose, shining in black water between pond reeds.