Is there a Man in the Moon?

There is no real Man in the Moon, but the expression comes from the dark patches on the Moon’s surfaces (the lunar maria, or “seas”), which some people think look like two eyes and a big smile. In the early evening, when the Moon is nearly full, you can most easily see the face. Some cultures perceive different shapes, such as the silhouette of a woman, a moose, a buffalo, a hare, a frog, or a dragon in the full Moon.


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