What is 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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 ...
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 of ... as 20–30,000 years ago, are 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 (se ...
Metztli
... Metztli (also Meztli, Metzi) was a god or goddess of the moon, the night, and farmers ... 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 ... sacrifice himself to become the sun, and became the moon instead, his face darkened by a rabbit ...
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 ... Akkadian na-an-na-ru "illuminator, lamp", an epitheton of the moon god ...
John Young (astronaut)
... engineer, who became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "moon":

  • (verb): Expose one's buttocks to.
    Example: "Moon the audience"
  • (noun): The light of the moon.
    Example: "The moon was bright enough to read by"
    Synonyms: moonlight, moonshine
  • (verb): Have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake.
    Synonyms: daydream
  • (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): 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 natural satellite of a planet.
    Example: "Jupiter has sixteen moons"

Famous quotes containing the word moon:

    The moon is a sow
    and grunts in my throat
    Her great shining shines through me
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    The moon shines bright. In such a night as this,
    When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees,
    And they did make no noise, in such a night
    Troilus methinks mounted the Troyan walls,
    And sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents,
    Where Cressid lay that night.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Sad men made angels of the sun, and of
    The moon they made their own attendant ghosts,
    Which led them back to angels, after death.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)