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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... 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 ...
... In Aztec mythology, Metztli (also Meztli, Metzi) was a god or goddess of the moon, the night, and farmers ... as Yohaulticetl and Coyolxauhqui and the male moon god Tecciztecatl like the latter, he/she feared the sun because he/she feared its fire ... as the lowly god of worms who failed to sacrifice himself to become the sun, and became the moon instead, his face darkened by a rabbit ...
... engineer, who became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972 ... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ... Akkadian na-an-na-ru "illuminator, lamp", an epitheton of the moon god ...
More definitions of "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): 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
- (verb): Have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake.
- (noun): Any natural satellite of a planet.
Example: "Jupiter has sixteen moons"
- (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 period between successive new moons (29.531 days).
Synonyms: lunar month, lunation, synodic month
Famous quotes containing the word moon:
“Shake off your heavy trance,
and leap into a dance,
Such as no mortals use to tread,
fit only for Apollo
To play to, for the Moon to lead,
And all the Stars to follow.”
—Francis Beaumont (15841616)
“Ive tried the new moon tilted in the air
Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster
As you might try a jewel in your hair.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“The moon is my mother. She is not sweet like Mary.
Her blue garments unloose small bats and owls.”
—Sylvia Plath (19321963)