A new moon with a smiling face, as the Man in the Moon. Generally depicts the moon as a dark disc with a slightly smiling human face and nose.
See also 🌑 New Moon. May be used to represent the moon more generally. Popularly perceived as creepy, used to throw shade (express disapproval), or convey various suggestive or ironic sentiments.
Apple and WhatsApp’s eyes are looking left, as if giving the side-eye. Samsung and Facebook’s faces are looking straight ahead. Google’s facial expression resembles 😏 Smirking Face, Twitter’s 🙂 Slightly Smiling Face.
Google’s face previously evoked Lenny Face, Microsoft’s eyes appeared closed, and Facebook’s face was a simple smiley.
New Moon Face was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “New Moon with Face” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.