A waxing crescent moon (appearing to become larger), the second of the eight phases of the moon. Depicts the moon as a cratered disc, its right side illuminated in a thin, golden or silver crescent, 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 🌙 Crescent Moon. Not to be confused with 🌘 Waning Crescent 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 crescent moon in a night sky with stars.
📅 Waxing Crescent Moon was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
under the name “Waxing Crescent Moon Symbol”
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.