Also called the Jade rabbit, in Chinese, Japanese and Korean folklore, the rabbit pounds medicine or rice cakes. Similar legends occur in Mexican folklore. A Native American (Cree) legend tells of a young rabbit who wished to ride the moon. Whatever the tradition, look for the rabbit tonight! Once you see it, it’ll be hard to see the man again!
While you’re there, take some photos – Stan did a great post last fall on taking photos of the moon, with lots of good tips on how to get amazing photos.
If you get a photo tonight, link us up in the comments. We’re going to try to get some, but it’s looking like it’s starting to cloud up, so they may not be very good.