๐ŸŒ˜ Waning Crescent Moon

Emoji Meaning

A waning crescent moon (appearing to become smaller), the last of the phases of the moon. Depicts the moon as a cratered disc, its left side illuminated in a thin, golden or silver crescent, its remainder dark.

May be used to represent the moon more generally, nighttime, outer space, and astronomy. May also be used to convey enchanting or eerie feelings.

See also ๐ŸŒ™ Crescent Moon. Not to be confused with ๐ŸŒ’ Waxing Crescent Moon, though their applications may overlap. Used as part of the Moon Emoji Creep meme.

Samsung’s design once resembled a full moon with stars and previously displayed as a waning crescent moon in a night sky with stars.

Waning Crescent Moon was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name โ€œWaning Crescent Moon Symbolโ€ and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

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Apple Name

๐ŸŒ˜ Waning Crescent Moon

Unicode Name

๐ŸŒ˜ Waning Crescent Moon Symbol



See also



  • Waning Crescent Moon Symbol Emoji Proposal: L2/09-114