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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... 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 ... "illuminator, lamp", an epitheton of the moon god ...
... What if the Moon Didn’t Exist is a collection of speculative articles about different versions of Earth, published in book form in 1993 ... 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 ...
... became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972 ... in 1969 was the first person to orbit the moon alone during Apollo 10 ...
... Metztli (also Meztli, Metzi) was a god or goddess of the moon, the night, and farmers ... 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 ... 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 ...
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
- (noun): The period between successive new moons (29.531 days).
Synonyms: lunar month, lunation, synodic month
- (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): 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): 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:
“It takes the moon for this. The suns a wizard
By all I tell; but sos the moon a witch.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Suppose you attend to the suggestions which the moon makes for one month, commonly in vain, will it not be very different from anything in literature or religion? But why not study this Sanskrit? What if one moon has come and gone with its world of poetry, its weird teachings, its oracular suggestions,so divine a creature freighted with hints for me, and I have not used her? One moon gone by unnoticed?”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“I see the moon,
And the moon sees me;
God bless the moon,
And God bless me.”
—Unknown. I See the Moon (l. 16)