crescent moon

crescent moon

Mary often depicted standing on or above moon. [Christian Iconog.: Brewer Dictionary, 726]
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Under the crescent moon's faint glow The washerman's bat resounds afar, And the autumn breeze sighs tenderly.
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.
Muslims across the region were encouraged to look for the new crescent moon, the indicator that Muharram had started, with group on Barr Beacon in Walsall sighting the moon on Saturday night.
In the middle of the flag's white segment is a golden yellow crescent moon and a golden yellow seven-rayed star.
On the 29th, the thin crescent moon forms a triangle with Mercury to its lower left and bright Venus to its lower right.
Summary: If the crescent moon is not detected on Thursday, then Eid Al Adha will fall on August 12
"The Shawwal crescent moon was visible from some parts of the Kingdom on Monday evening, meaning Eid will begin the following day," the Saudi's Arab News online network quoted the royal court as saying.

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