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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* At the junction of Thornaby Road and Bader Avenue the Spitfire sits on the roundabout under a bright waxing gibbous moon. Picture: Dave Jamieson
A gibbous moon rode high above a rising sea of cloud, a fitful breeze eddied among the new leaves, turning them insideout.
* 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. Using a 2x converter and an unique views city visiting exposure of 1/800 of a second, he's come up with a picture of a quality that amateurs could only dream about as recently as 20 years ago.
Plate 4 Crescent and gibbous moons: Draw a crescent-shaped moon and cut it out; the other piece is the gibbous 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.
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.
A waxing gibbous Moon is about 3[degrees] lower right of Mars at nightfall on November 15th.
Waning Gibbous moon uu--Wikimedia/Thomas Bressson CAIRO -- 3 June 2018: The Waning Gibbous Moon is near Mars, in a phenomenon that can be observed with the naked eye in the skies of the Arab region, according to Jeddah Astronomy Society.
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.