gibbous gibbous

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
  2. (adj) (used of the moon) more than half full

Usage(s):

  1. John McDonald has a comically gigantic gibbous nose.
  2. Classmate Lisa David explains the difference between a crescent and a gibbous moon -- a waxing gibbous, at that.
  3. A gibbous moon hung high in the Florida sky while the rising sun splashed the white rocket with golden rays.

News

  1. Trifecta of Celestial Wonders in Next Week's Night Sky

    Saturn and the bright star Spica have been making a pretty pair in our evening skies recently. This week they will be joined by the waxing gibbous moon, making a perfect threesome. [More]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Scientific American

  2. Moon joins Saturn and Spica for night sky trifecta

    By Geoff GahertySpace.comSaturn and the bright star Spica have been making a pretty pair in our evening skies recently. This week they will be joined by the waxing gibbous moon, making a perfect threesome.Next Monday evening, June 17, the moon will be nine days old and just to the right of Spica. On Tuesday evening, it will have moved to a position between the two, as shown in the graphic above ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Trifecta of Celestial Wonders Shines in This Week's Night Sky

    Saturn and the bright star Spica have been making a pretty pair in our evening skies recently. This week they will be joined by the waxing gibbous moon, making a perfect threesome.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

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