Sunday, June 19, 2022

A face on the moon?

11:18 PM |

Can you also see the “face” on the Moon? (Image: Reproduction/Dani Caxete)

If you look closely at this photo of the Moon, you can find some shape that looks familiar amidst the craters and formations on the lunar surface — like a face, for example. Of course, there are no faces on the moon, and what we see is actually a result of pareidolia, the human brain's tendency to find meaning in abstract visual stimuli.

Although there are no faces on the Moon, the dark shapes on the Moon's surface help us identify some interesting features. Among them are the circular regions that form the “eyes”; there are the so-called lunar “seas”, formed by large plains of solidified basaltic lava. They can be observed with binoculars or with the naked eye.

If you haven't been able to see the face, don't worry, as there are other "ways" to see on the Moon: some see something similar to a female figure, and some cultures point to a "rabbit" shape on the Moon - the Sea of ​​Tranquility, landing site of Apollo 11, would be the animal's head; the seas of Nectar and Fertility would be the ears. 

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