A sun with a smiling face, as a Sun of May. Generally depicted as a golden-yellow disc with a smiling, often human face with a nose, radiating triangular rays, representing the sun's heat and light.
May be used to represent the sun more generally. Also used to represent sunny, warm, or hot weather and various positive and happy (sunny) feelings.
See also ☀️ Sun. Not to be confused with 🔆 Bright Button or 🔅 Dim Button.
Apple, WhatsApp, and Facebook's suns feature human faces. Other platforms, including Twitter, feature a simple smiley, as 🙂 Slightly Smiling Face.
Microsoft's eyes previously appeared closed, Facebook's expression resembled 😁 Beaming Face With Smiling Eyes.
Sun With Face was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.