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U+263E, ☾
LAST QUARTER MOON

[U+263D]
Miscellaneous Symbols
[U+263F]

Translingual[edit]

Use of ☽ for Monday, between the sun and moon hands on the calendar dial of this 13th-century clock tower.
The 1833 US Nautical Almanac uses the crescent symbols both for the quarter moon phases (top left) and as generic symbols for the moon (right).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • , rarely 🌙︎ (for all senses but [4])

Etymology[edit]

The lunar crescent is an ancient symbol for the moon.[1] Its orientation varies between encrescent and decrescent.

Symbol[edit]

  1. nighttime.
  2. (astronomy, astrology) the Moon.
  3. (astronomy, rare) a natural satellite.
  4. (astronomy, astrology, rare) the last quarter of the Moon.
    Synonyms: 🌗, 🌗︎
  5. (alchemy, archaic) silver.
    Synonym: 🜛
  6. (rare) Monday
    Refers to the Latin phrase dies Lunae, which literally means "Moon's day".

Derived terms[edit]

  • (astronomy): Mlunar mass (as a unit of measurement for astronomical bodies; more commonly ML).
Rlunar radius (as a unit of measurement; more commonly RL).

Related terms[edit]

Planetary symbols
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Alexander (1999) Astronomical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus, →ISBN, pages 62–63