As to the phenomenon known as the "ashy light," it is explained naturally by the effect of the transmission of the solar rays from the earth to the moon, which give the appearance of completeness to the lunar disc, while it presents itself under the crescent form
during its first and last phases.
NASA also recently (https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1094721173252907008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1094721173252907008&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcms.ibtimes.com%2Fnasa-captures-stunning-mars-sand-dunes-incredibly-detailed-image-2761827) shared a stunning image of Martian "barchan dunes." Located near Mars' Nili Patera, the barchan dunes are characterized by their elongated crescent form
and were formed due to wind continuously and consistently blowing in the same direction.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 10, 2016-Taqnia Space, Skyware and Crescent form
JV with KACST Saudi Arabia
The crescent form
is the most overt expression of these aspirations, the result of a year of research into local building technology, mapping of the village plan, and investigations into the villagers' culture and daily routines.
Isolated on the floor, one of the larger Smile sculptures plays host to, and shapes, a blackened steel Guest that gently drapes across its crescent form
, while a silver-plated version holds its own amidst Diamond Deserts.
The crescent form
relies on negative space for visual success.
Tucked away on the north-west corner, Rafael Vinoly's Vdara hotel and spa plays a symbolic card, a low-key crescent form
of patterned glass amply kitted out with art (a Frank Stella painting in reception lends gravitas) and the Silk Road restaurant (a smouldering gold bazaar).
The property on Bon accord Crescent forms
part of a terrace designed by renowned architect archibald simpson.
On the mornings of June 22nd and 23rd, a waning lunar crescent forms
attractive patterns with Venus and the (vastly fainter) Pleiades.
The mid terrace, three storey town house at 38, Lee Crescent forms
part of the classic street scene of period homes, now a conservation area.
At nightfall on April 27th and 28th, the waxing crescent forms
pretty patterns with Mars, the Pleiades, the Hyades, and Aldebaran low in the west.
On the 25th a skinnier crescent forms
a fairly large triangle with Jupiter and Spica.