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Moon Stories from
Around the World
Storytelling is a human tradition
There are as many stories about the shapes on the
face of the Moon as there are cultures who have
observed them. They often relate moral tales or
creation stories.
Do you have a Moon story that was told to you?
Why do so many cultures have Moon stories?
What do you see in the Moon?
? Take a look at the characters from the cultures that are
shown on a story card. In each case, the storyteller
used the light and dark spots on the face of the Moon to
create the characters in their story.
? Look at the image of the Full Moon.
? Draw the character or characters that you see when you
look at the Moon.
? Write your own story about why your characters are
seen in the Moon.
Download these cards and worksheet here:
bit.ly/moonstories
Moon Stories from Fold these story cards in half and tape or paste.
Around the World Encourage visitors of all ages to tell Moon stories.
All Moon images credit NASA SVS: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4604
? 2019 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Reproductions for educational purposes encouraged.
NASA Night Sky Network: nightskynetwork.org
Fox in
Peru
the Moon
All that Fox could think about was getting to Moon.
After braiding a grass rope long enough to reach
Moon, he got help from the birds to fly it up to
Moon for him. Once that was done, Fox climbed up
the rope. Now the birds say they can see Fox in the
Full Moon. Can you?
Challenge: What do you notice about the Moon
below compared with the large full Moon on the
cover page?
Fox in the Moon
? 2019 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Reproductions for educational purposes encouraged.
NASA Night Sky Network: nightskynetwork.org
Toad
China
in the Moon
Heng O found out that her husband, Sheng I,
had discovered the secret of immortality. When
she found his magic potion, she drank it and
immediately flew out the window up to the Moon.
Sheng I was so angry with what she had done, he
turned her into a three-legged toad. Can you see
the toad in the face of the full moon?
Toad in the Moon
? 2019 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Reproductions for educational purposes encouraged.
NASA Night Sky Network: nightskynetwork.org

What are the dark areas of the Moon made of? The dark areas of the Moon’s surface, called the lunar maria, are composed of solidified lava flows. Scien- tists know this from photographs that show the margins of individual lava flows and from examina- tion of rocks returned from the maria.

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