first quarter moon


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first quarter moon

n.
The phase of the moon at which the moon, as viewed from Earth, appears to be half illuminated by the sun on its westernmost side.
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23] EVENING: Look high in the sky to see the first quarter Moon in Taurus, less than 5[degrees] left or upper left of Aldebaran; the Moon occults the star for northeastern North America, most of Europe, and northern Asia.
The Eugene Astronomical Society is hosting a star party as one of the series of "First Quarter Fridays" held each month on the Friday nearest the first quarter moon.
The first quarter moon will make a fine close pairing with Jupiter on the evening of June 11.
08 lux from the last quarter Moon until the first quarter Moon, with no lunar light present during the new Moon.
The visitors listened to detailed explanations on the lunar phases or the phases of the moon while orbiting the sun beginning from the new moon at the beginning of the month, then the crescent followed by the first quarter moon until it becomes a full moon or completely illuminated desk at the middle of the month.
Sunset will be around 6pm and the first quarter moon will dominate the night sky and will not set until 2.
Above the holy places, in the clear sky of the early winter, shone a first quarter moon.
Fortunately this time not only was it a sunny day, but this also meant we had the first quarter Moon in the afternoon sky to show the visitors.
The first quarter moon will have set by that time offering the prospect of a good view, weather permitting.
be taking the train in its first quarter moon phase from Budapest to
Experts will be on hand to give people the chance to peer at Jupiter, Saturn and the first quarter moon through powerful telescopes.