waning moon

waning moon

[′wān·iŋ ′mün]
(astronomy)
The moon between full and new when its visible part is decreasing.
References in classic literature ?
To the right and high up in the sky was the sickle of the waning moon and opposite to it hung that bright comet which was connected in Pierre's heart with his love.
Her head drooped low on her bosom, and all the view waned before her eyes with the waning moon. She saw no sea, no sky.
Joe composed "The Waning Moon," "Seven Lakes Drive," "With Me Tonight," "If I Knew You Were Coming," and "Tell Her" while Mike penned the tracks "Higher Degree," "Finding It Hard," "From Now On," "Fernandina," and "Meant To Be."
Every year, Tihar or Diwali is celebrated from Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha (13th day of the waning moon in the month of Kartik) to Kartik Shukla Dwitya (2nd day of waxing moon).
One of the women spoke about a tempestuous but brilliant geography teacher who used Oreo biscuits to teach her class the difference between a waxing and a waning moon. When her daughter grew old enough, she planned to teach her the same way.
The waning moon and a few stars lightened the still dark sky.
18 DAWN: Venus, Regulus, the hair-thin waning Moon, faint Mars, and Mercury form a nearly vertical line some 12[degrees] long, in that order from top to bottom, low in the east as dawn brightens.
Although the beginning Ramadan is officially announced annually and most often predicted months in advance, many Lebanese Muslims still follow the tradition of taking to the streets and parks at night to watch the waning moon. The tradition is often accompanied by a festive mood and storytelling to get into the Holy month's spirit.
Pearson's chi-square test was used to determine whether the distribution of a dichotomous characteristic (waxing or waning moon; complications yes or no) was identical in both groups.
Joined by a waning Moon on the mornings of September 28 and 29, it will be a good time to spot it low-down in the east.
The waning moon will also serve as a guide for the planetary alignment.