A moon face is a geometric representation of a human being’s face, derived from a series of circles with the diameter of the circle varying from about 8 to about 24 inches. Each of the 8 moon faces is named after a star in a constellation. The name of an individual moon face is written in the form of a stylized, circle. There are more than 100 moon faces. A full moon has 3, 4, or 5 moons.
The moon faces are all associated with the seasons (i.e., the “winter” moons are associated with the seasons of October and December). The names are not always sequential.
There are a total of about 40,000 moon faces and they are made up of about 800 circles. The diameter of moon faces is about 8 inches.
They are in use since the Romans invented them in the fourth century B.C. But they are so old that the word “moon” was added to the name of the face from which it came in 1611.
What is a star face?
An astronomical face is a geometric representation of a star known as the star-name. The star-name derives from Roman astronomical nomenclature. Each of the star names is a constellation and is associated with a constellation in the sky. The name of an individual star is written in the form of a stylized, circle.
The star-names are not necessarily sequential. Sometimes the names of the stars are not repeated across the face. For example, one star might have a name twice, and the next star might appear in its place without its same name. The names are not always sequential either. For example, the name of a constellation (most of the time) is written in one “star” and on another star’s name.
A full moon has at least three stars, at least two of which do not have the same name or are not in the same constellation.
What are planets, moons, and constellations?
To understand what this list is telling you, it is helpful to know something about what is to come next.
To begin with, the term “planet” is just shorthand for “a star.” The word “planet” does not mean “the same” in most cases. A small gas-giant like Jupiter is “a planet” no matter what its surface temperature and size is. It is also not a planet when the Earth is in orbit around it. A planet is