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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Lunar phases were defined as continuous variables by converting lunar day to its angle, [theta], based on a cycle of 29.
So it comes as no surprise that the quantity of target and by-catch species caught by prawn trawlers also varies with lunar phases.
Knowledge of the lunar phase and its effect on both foraging by and predation risk on nocturnal birds may also be an important consideration for surveying nocturnal species (Ganey 1990, Downs 1998).
MacMahon (1983) offered the largest sampling of completed suicides (N = 185,887) and found no association between completed suicide and lunar phases.
The cycle of "moon signs" tends to roughly follow the lunar phase cycle.
6[degrees] of lunar phase, in which they found peak effects and in which we expect a positive significant effect.
The scientific studies in this respect all indicate that no significant values were obtained that relate behavior during drying to the lunar phase of the felling.
There was no difference in the numbers of both Sergentomyia and Phlebotomus sandflies captured in new and full lunar phases.
i sought to describe activity patterns with regard to sex, lunar phase, and temperature.
One possible explanation for the absence of a consistent pattern in association with lunar phase could be attributed to prey availability.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Contrary to popular belief, there is no connection between lunar phases and the incidence of psychological problems.
We all know that lunar phases and, indeed, the weather itself are cyclical, but Relph's point was something different: A "new" moon is just another way of saying, "Let us start again.