A last quarter moon, the seventh of the eight phases of the moon. Depicts the moon as a cratered disc, its left side half illuminated in gold or silver, its remainder dark.
May be used to represent the moon more generally, nighttime, outer space, and astronomy. May also be used to convey enchanting or eerie feelings.
See also 🌜 Last Quarter Moon Face. Not to be confused with 🌓 First Quarter 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 last quarter moon in a night sky with stars.
📅 Last Quarter Moon was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
under the name “Last Quarter Moon Symbol”
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.