Moon Emoji

Moon Emojis

There are several variants of the moon emoji in the standard Unicode set, and they carry quite different meanings. All 13 moon emoji can be safely divided into three groups, namely: the classic moon in different stages, the crescent moon, and the moon with a face.

Below we’ll look at each of the emoji in more detail, and try to figure out in what contexts which icons are more appropriate to use.

Classic Moon

The moon means night usually, but in the form of a smiley face it usually means some mood that brings night. Or that the night has come and it’s time to go to bed and stop sitting on the Internet. It can also mean just the moon in the sky.

The moon symbol in emoji can also mean mystery, mystery or magic. In some cases, it can be used to signify mystical events, moonrise or moonset, and associations with strong emotions or emotional states such as romance, melancholy, or nostalgia.

In this category there are 8 pictures with rather detailed depiction of different stages of moon growth – he new moon to full moon.

🌑 The “New Moon” emoji was assigned the code U+1F311, with which it was added to the Places and Travels section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

🌒 The “Young Moon” emoji was assigned the code U+1F312, with which it was added to the  Unicode 6.0 Places and Travels section in 2010.

🌓 The “Moon in the First Quarter” emoji was assigned the code U+1F313, with which it was added to the Places and Travels section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

🌔The “Arriving Moon” emoji was assigned the code U+1F314, with which it was added to the Places and Travel section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

🌕 The “Full Moon” emoji was assigned the code U+1F315, with which it was added to the Places and Travel section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

🌖 The “Waning Moon” emoji was assigned the code U+1F316, with which it was added to the Places and Travel section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

🌗 The “Last Quarter Moon” emoji was assigned the code U+1F317, with which it was added to the Places and Travels section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

🌘 The Old Moon” emoji was assigned the code U+1F318, with which it was added to the Places and Travels section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

Crescent Moon Emoji

Crescent Moon Emoji

The crescent moon emoticon is a universal symbol that can have different interpretations depending on the context and situation. It can serve as a tool to express feelings and emotions, as well as to transfer your position on a particular issue. Also, due to its elegance, this emoji is often used simply as a decoration, along with the image of stars. In addition to decoration, the crescent moon also symbolizes the night sky and brings a sense of romance.

The crescent moon is an image of the new moon, which can be seen in the clear night sky during the first phase of the moon. This emoji can be used in the context of anything related to night time.

In many cultures, the crescent moon is associated with the phases of the moon and can symbolize night time, dreaminess, mystery and enigma. In Islam, the crescent moon is one of the main symbols and is used to indicate religious affiliation. At the same time, in the context of various holidays and themed events, the crescent moon can also represent festive mood, joy and merriment.

🌙 The Crescent Moon emoticon was assigned the code U+1F319, with which it was added to the Places and Travel section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

Moon with the Face Emoji

Moon with the Face Emoji

If the meaning of the emoji of the sun is intuitively clear, in the case of the moon, the authors do not give an unambiguous answer, so users put forward several versions. The first believes that this is a way to express chthonic horror. According to the second, so you can convey the extreme degree of embarrassment. Well, the third version claims that the Black Moon is used to create an atmosphere of mystery of what is happening. There is no single opinion, so you should agree in advance with your pen-partner to avoid misunderstandings.

One of the strangest emoticons is the moon with a face. Now there are already very many memes created with this moon. The emoticon is called “New Moon with a face” (and if the yellow moon – then “the Full Moon with a face”). The meaning of this emoticon is mystery and magic.

The Moon with a human face describes the opinion of the Japanese that at the time of the new moon, all the mystery happens. It is in the new moon occurs various charming phenomena, this time is considered mysterious and enigmatic.

The dark moon with a face means extreme embarrassment. When you accidentally wrote something very indecent, or sent a message to the wrong person. In this case, this emoticon will be relevant. There is a whole account on Twitter, which is dedicated to this emoticon, there are different variants of use.

Also, possible interpretations of emoji from this category are horror, or strong underlying anger. But in practice, the Moon with Face is rarely used in this meaning.

According to the Japanese, in this time period, the Moon is difficult to unravel, because the satellite is between the Earth and the Sun, and only its dark side is visible from the Earth. In other words, it symbolizes mystery and enigma. Due to its strange and slightly scary appearance, the emoji has become very popular.

🌝 The Full Moon with Face emoji was assigned the code U+1F31D, with which it was added to the Places and Travel section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

🌚 The New Moon with Face emoji was assigned the code U+1F31A, with which it was added to the Places and Travel section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

🌛 The Moon in First Quarter with Face emoticon was assigned the code U+1F31B, with which it was added to the Places and Travels section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

🌜 The Moon in Last Quarter with Face emoji has been assigned the code U+1F31C, with which it was added to the Places and Travels section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

Moon Emoji

Conclusion

New emoticons appear very often and it is very difficult to keep track of their appearance and meaning. When using them, there are some confusions about what this or that emoticon means, how to understand it, and how to react. What if it is something offensive?

But in the case of the moon emoticon is nothing terrible, it expresses a sense of shame, embarrassment, shyness of the one who sent it. It can be regarded as an apology for some rash actions on the Internet, or mistakes when writing a message. This is the main (often used meaning of this emoticon). It can also mean that the person is already one foot in bed.

The moon in contrast to the sun is something so quiet, not bright, calm, nice, so the meaning of this emoticon is good, it is designed to express shyness, embarrassment, apology. With the help of this emoticon you can express a variety of emotions – from anger to horror. But the original meaning of this smiley with the image of the moon with a face is to convey mystery. Just as mysterious is the moon in the new moon in its transition period from one phase to another.

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