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gibbous

 [gib´us]
humped; protuberant.

gib·bous

(gib'ŭs),
Describing a condition indicating humped; humpbacked; denoting a sharp angle in the flexion of the spine.
[L. gibbosus]

gibbous

adjective Humped, protuberant

gib·bous

(gib'ŭs)
Humped; humpbacked; denoting a sharp angle in the flexion of the spine.
[L. gibbosus]

gibbous

(of a solid object) having a projection in the form of a rounded swelling.

gibbous

humped; protuberant.
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Gibbous moon With your left hand, slide up the full moon to see the waning gibbous moon.
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The waxing gibbous Moon will be 90% lit when its leading edge slips over Aldebaran.
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During a waxing gibbous moon, people on Earth can clearly see the line, terminator, which separates the moon's day and night sides.
Starting from "new Moon," when it is nearly lined up between the Sun and the Earth, the Moon progresses or waxes to a crescent, then to first quarter (half-lit), gibbous (football-shaped), and full.
5-6] NIGHT: The waxing gibbous Moon occults Aldebaran for much of North America and northern Europe; see page 51.