gibbous moon


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gibbous moon

Also called a humped Moon this is when the Moon appears between half and full.
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She became more sociable, and I was beginning to be very happy; but, on coming within sight of the grim old hall, she stood still, and turned towards me while she spoke, as if expecting I should go no further, that the conversation would end here, and I should now take leave and depart - as, indeed, it was time to do, for 'the clear, cold eve' was fast 'declining,' the sun had set, and the gibbous moon was visibly brightening in the pale grey sky; but a feeling almost of compassion riveted me to the spot.
NASA explained: "Using precise timing, the Earth-orbiting space platform was photographed in front of a partially lit gibbous Moon last month."
[24-25] ALL NIGHT: The waning gibbous Moon starts the evening around 1/2[degrees] from the Beehive Cluster (M44) in Cancer; by sunrise, the Moon has increased the separation to 4[degrees].
Her radiant gibbous moon looks to dangers far past the harbored masts of Rotterdam, or the glistening fields around Delft.
Moon -- Ahmed Waheed CAIRO -- 21 July 2018: The Waning Gibbous Moon is near Jupiter, in a phenomenon that can be observed with the naked eye in the skies of the Arab region, according to Jeddah Astronomy Society Saturday.
On the 30th, the gibbous moon will shine with bright orange Mars and will climb with the moon for a lovely view at midnight.
However, Ms Wibisono said moonlight from the waning gibbous moon - a phase where the Earth's natural satellite is partially illuminated by direct sunlight - might make it harder to spot the fainter meteors.
Some experts have suggested the appearance of a bright gibbous moon later in the night, when the meteor shower would be at its peak, may render the show less impressive, (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/perseid-meteor-shower-august-shooting-stars-skywatching-science/) the National Geographic reported . One can expect the number of meteors, going across the sky, to drop to 20-30 meteors per hour once the moon rises fully.
On June 17, the waxing gibbous Moon will appear close by this group.
JANUARY 19 The waxing gibbous Moon occults (covers) Aldebaran for much of the U.S.
The waning gibbous moon will be out in full force during the shower's peak, but skywatchers in dark areas of the Northern Hemisphere during the wee hours of Thursday morning might still get a decent show.
Finn's collection, however, is not one of drama; his quiet essays are deliberate and powerful, each one containing that nugget of surprise, such as the gentle quality of a passage both feminine and haunting: "Above the geese the soft colors of the afternoon deepen into a tremendous wound and a gibbous moon is birthed, shadows crawling over the snow to dissolve into the river." His message, though understated, is clear: nature, if observed carefully, is transformative.