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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... 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 ...
... mythology, Metztli (also Meztli, Metzi) was a god or goddess of the moon, the night, and farmers ... He/she 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 ... lowly god of worms who failed to sacrifice himself to become the sun, and became the moon instead, his face darkened by a rabbit ...
... 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 its waxing and ... 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 ...
... 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 identified ... to association with Akkadian na-an-na-ru "illuminator, lamp", an epitheton of the moon god ...
... Naval officer, test pilot and aeronautical engineer, who became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972 ... flew on the first manned Gemini mission, and in 1969 was the first person to orbit the moon alone during Apollo 10 ... 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): Have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake.
- (noun): The period between successive new moons (29.531 days).
Synonyms: lunar month, lunation, synodic month
- (noun): The light of the moon.
Example: "The moon was bright enough to read by"
Synonyms: moonlight, moonshine
- (verb): Expose one's buttocks to.
Example: "Moon the audience"
- (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"
Famous quotes containing the word moon:
“Though it seems improbable on the face of it
You must master the huge retards and have faith in the slow
Blossoming of haystacks, stairways, walls of convolvulus,
Until the moon can do no more. Exhausted,
You get out of bed. Your project is completed
Though the experiment is a mess.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“Ive no time now, but believe me as surely as the moon will set and the sun will rise I shall kill you tomorrow night. I shall kill you even if you hide in the deepest cave of the earth. At ten oclock tomorrow night, I shall kill you.”
—R.C. Sherriff (18961975)
“War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely to be dull.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)