๐ŸŒ” Waxing Gibbous Moon

A waxing gibbous moon (appearing more than half full and getting larger), the fourth of the eight phases of the moon. Depicts the moon as a cratered disc, mostly illuminated in gold or silver, but with its left 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– Waning 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.

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

Apple Name

๐ŸŒ” Waxing Gibbous Moon

Unicode Name

๐ŸŒ” Waxing Gibbous Moon Symbol

Codepoints

Shortcodes

  • :moon:
  • :waxing_gibbous_moon:

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