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Conventionalized images of the Man in the Moon seen in Western art usually display a simple "face" in the full Moon, or a human profile in the crescent Moon, that correspond to real topological features on the lunar surface. In the 40 years since they emerged on the market, the choice of options available with respect to Moon Boot features has grown immensely. They now come in a range of outer coverings including suede, nylon jacquard, soft touch nylon, nylon, varnish PU, quilted PU and glitter fabric. Each variety changes the outward look slightly from a matte through to a glossy finish. Personal preference is the only way to make a decision with regard to this feature as they are all exceptional in quality and look. The moon's orbit. The moon's orbit is not on the same plane as the earth's orbit around the sun. If it were, every time we had a new moon we would have a solar eclipse, and every time we had a full moon we would have a lunar eclipse. Instead, the moon travels in a track that goes well above and well below the earth. Still, on occasion it will travel in between the sun and the earth and in this case, there will be an eclipse.