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Decrescent symbol (fixed width).svg
U+263E, ☾
LAST QUARTER MOON

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

Translingual[edit]

The 1833 US Nautical Almanac uses the crescent symbols for the quarter moon phases.

Etymology[edit]

The lunar crescent is an ancient symbol for the moon.[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Symbol[edit]

  1. nighttime
  2. (astronomy, astrology) the Moon
  3. (astronomy) a moon (rare)
  4. (astronomy, astrology) the last quarter of the Moon (rare)
  5. (alchemy) silver (archaic)
  6. (rare) Monday (refers to the Latin phrase dies Lunae, which literally means "Moon's day")

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  1. M lunar mass (as a unit of measurement for other bodies; more commonly ML)
  2. R lunar radius (as a unite of measurement; more commonly RL)

Related terms[edit]

Planetary symbols
Sun symbol (fixed width).svg · Mercury symbol (fixed width).svg · Venus symbol (fixed width).svg · Earth symbol (fixed width).svgGlobus cruciger (fixed width).svg · Moon crescent symbol (fixed width).svgMoon decrescent symbol (fixed width).svg · Mars symbol (fixed width).svg · Ceres symbol (fixed width).svg · Pallas symbol (fixed width).svg · Juno symbol (fixed width).svg · Vesta symbol (fixed width).svg · Hygiea symbol (astrological, fixed width).svg · Chiron symbol (fixed width).svg · Jupiter symbol (fixed width).svg · Saturn symbol (fixed width).svg · Uranus symbol (fixed width).svgUranus monogram (fixed width).svg · Neptune symbol (fixed width).svg · Pluto symbol (fixed width).svgPluto monogram (fixed width).svg · Orcus symbol (fixed width).svg · Haumea symbol (fixed width).svg · Quaoar symbol (fixed width).svg · Makemake symbol (fixed width).svg · Gonggong symbol (fixed width).svg · Eris symbol (fixed width).svgEris arrow symbol (uncapped).svg · Sedna symbol (fixed width).svg · Comet symbol (fixed width).svg


References[edit]

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