ASL: How to Sign About the Night Sky - dummies

By Adan R. Penilla, Angela Lee Taylor

Enjoying the serene beauty of the night sky is one of nature’s most wonderful pleasures. Only one thing is better — having your new Deaf friends along to take in the view. Because American Sign Language is a visual language and the night sky is a visual phenomenon, it’s fitting to see how these two awesome pleasures come together.

The signs listed here are fun to learn and fun to sign because there’s movement involved — a shooting star, an eclipse of the moon, and a twinkling, star-filled sky are only a few examples.

STAR:

asl-star

SHOOTING STAR:

asl-shooting-star

FULL MOON:

asl-full-moon

CRESCENT MOON:

asl-crescent-moon

SKY:

asl-sky

STAR-FILLED SKY:

asl-star-filled

ECLIPSE:

asl-eclipse

HEAVENS:

asl-heavens

SUN:

asl-sun

English: Did you see the shooting star?

Sign: FINISH — SHOOTING STAR — SEE— Q

asl-finish-shooting

English: The eclipse was red.

Sign: ECLIPSE — RED — TRUE (affirmation)

asl-eclipse-red