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.
There was a waning moon in the sky, and her radiance was not brilliant, but she was veiled in a thin cloud curtain which seemed to diffuse and equalize it.
7: Lunar apogee, along with the waning moon, augers well for mild conditions until November 11th front, which typically chills Veterans Day.
The waning Moon lies less than 3[degrees] from Saturn on the 13th.
However, variations in pits' depths suggests that the arc has a complex design - with each lunar month potentially divided into three roughly ten day 'weeks,' which represents the waxing moon, the gibbous/full moon and the waning moon.
However, viewing was a little difficult as the waning moon washed out the fainter meteors.
A troop of men was galloping towards them in a cloud of dust, helmets and half-armour gleaming in the waning moon, pennanted lances at the carry.
For a few mornings in December it will be possible to see Mercury, Saturn and Mars with the waning Moon.
Three-quarters now of waning moon, cold, late summer sky.
The moisture content becomes low during the waning moon phase and less sap is rising in the trees and shrubs, so it's a good time to do your pruning and attack weeds.
Soon mature beauty declines Like a waning moon, And everywhere are signs Of a dying season.