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What and when is the feminine side of the Moon?

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What and when is the feminine side of the Moon?
The Moon has neither a feminine nor a masculine side. Your idea probably comes from the popular interpretation of the Moon’s surface features, as seen with the naked eye, as the β€œMan in the Moon.” In modern scientific English, the Sun and the Moon are each spoken of as β€œit”; only in poetic language is the Sun β€œhe” and the Moon β€œshe.” As far as we know, in all other western languages, including scientific use, the Sun is masculine and the Moon is feminine. The interesting exception is German, in which the word Moon uses a masculine article and Sun uses a feminine article.

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