A first quarter moon, the third of the eight phases of the moon. Depicts the moon as a cratered disc, its right 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 🌛 First Quarter Moon Face. Not to be confused with 🌗 Last 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 first quarter moon in a night sky with stars.
📅 First Quarter Moon was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
under the name “First Quarter Moon Symbol”
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.