๐ŸŒ– Waning Gibbous Moon

Emoji Meaning

A waning gibbous moon (appearing more than half full but getting smaller), the sixth of the eight phases of the moon. Depicts the moon as a cratered disc, mostly illuminated in gold or silver, but with its right side a dark crescent.

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

Not to be confused with ๐ŸŒ” Waxing Gibbous 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 gibbous moon in a night sky with stars.

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

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Apple Name

๐ŸŒ– Waning Gibbous Moon

Unicode Name

๐ŸŒ– Waning Gibbous Moon Symbol



See also



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