The Man in the Moon

The textured surface of full Moon is home to numerous identifications of iconic objects, like this facial outline commonly identified as the Man in the MoonImage credit Dani Caxete

The Man in the Moon starts by imagining the two dark circular areas, here just above the Moon’s center, to be the eyes. Surprisingly, there actually is a man in this Moon image.



Have you ever seen the Man on the Moon? This common question plays on the ability of humans to see pareidolia — imagining familiar icons where they don’t actually exist.

This featured well-planned image was taken in mid-January in Cadalso de los Vidrios in Madrid, Spain.

Examples, typically dependent on the Moon’s perceived orientation, include the Woman in the Moon and the Rabbit in the Moon.

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