What is moon?

Moon

The Moon (Latin: luna) is the only natural satellite of the Earth, and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having 27% the diameter and 60% the density of Earth, resulting in 1⁄81 its mass. The Moon is the second densest satellite after Io, a satellite of Jupiter.

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Some articles on moon:

What If The Moon Didn't Exist
... What if the Moon Didn’t Exist is a collection of speculative articles about different versions of Earth, published in book form in 1993 ... The individual scenarios are Solon – Earth without a Moon Lunholm – Moon closer to Earth Petiel – Earth with less mass Urania – Earth’s axis tilted like that of Uranus Granstar – More massive sun Antar ...
John Young (astronaut)
... who became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972 ... on the first manned Gemini mission, and in 1969 was the first person to orbit the moon alone during Apollo 10 ... He is one of only three persons who twice journeyed to the Moon, and drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the Moon's surface ...
Moon - In Culture
... Further information Moon in fiction, Lunar calendar, Metonic cycle, Lunar deity, Lunar effect, and Blue moon The Moon's regular phases make it a very convenient timepiece, and the periods ... believed by some to mark the phases of the Moon ... The same Indo-European root as moon led, via Latin, to measure and menstrual, words which echo the Moon's importance to many ancient cultures in measuring time (see Latin mensis and Ancient Greek μήνας (mēna ...
Sin (mythology) - Name
... The technical term for the crescent moon could also refer to the deity, DU4.SAKAR ... The Semitic moon god Su'en/Sin is in origin a separate deity from Sumerian Nanna, but from the Akkadian Empire period the two undergo syncretization and are ... "illuminator, lamp", an epitheton of the moon god ...
Metztli
... In Aztec mythology, Metztli (also Meztli, Metzi) was a god or goddess of the moon, the night, and farmers ... was probably the same deity as Yohaulticetl and Coyolxauhqui and the male moon god Tecciztecatl like the latter, he/she feared the sun because he/she feared its fire ... to sacrifice himself to become the sun, and became the moon instead, his face darkened by a rabbit ...

More definitions of "moon":

  • (noun): The light of the moon.
    Example: "The moon was bright enough to read by"
    Synonyms: moonlight, moonshine
  • (noun): United States religious leader (born in Korea) who founded the Unification Church in 1954; was found guilty of conspiracy to evade taxes (born in 1920).
    Synonyms: Sun Myung Moon
  • (noun): Any object resembling a moon.
    Example: "He made a moon lamp that he used as a night light"; "the clock had a moon that showed various phases"
  • (noun): The natural satellite of the Earth.
    Example: "The average distance to the moon is 384,400 kilometers"; "men first stepped on the moon in 1969"
  • (noun): Any natural satellite of a planet.
    Example: "Jupiter has sixteen moons"
  • (verb): Expose one's buttocks to.
    Example: "Moon the audience"
  • (verb): Have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake.
    Synonyms: daydream

Famous quotes containing the word moon:

    The moon is full tonight
    And hurts the eyes,
    It is so definite and bright.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.
    Jack Brooks (1912–1971)

    I thought to hear him speak
    the girl might rise
    and make the garden silver,
    as the white moon breaks,
    “Nossis,” he cried, “a flame.”
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)