old moon

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old moon

1. a phase of the moon lying between last quarter and new moon, when it appears as a waning crescent
2. the moon when it appears as a waning crescent
3. the time at which this occurs
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Then, as my vigil wore on, came a faintness in the eastward sky, like the reflection of some colourless fire, and the old moon rose, thin and peaked and white.
Saturn's old moons are Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Hyperion, Iapetus, Pan, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Epimetheus, Janus, Calypso, Telesto, Helene and Phoebe, and her new moons are Ymir, Paaliaq, Tarvos, Ijiraq, Suttung, Kiviuq, Mundilfari, Albiorix, Skadi, Erriapo, Siarnaq, Thrym.