@Naga Sadow, that is not the official name.
@Naga Sadow, is Spanish for moon....wait, damn it now we have to build a wall around it
@Confused Pineapple, that is the official name
@Soulless at birth, actually it is not. Try doing 30 seconds of research you will see. Luna is just another word that means Moon and is used in writing to sound more poetic
@Mkb617, it's my official name, you can calm down ma'am/sir/moleperson, I know my rights
@Soulless at birth, oh it's fine I don't normally say mean things. Just when someone tries to correct someone else and is wrong while doing it sometimes I can't help myself
@Soulless at birth, and how did you know I was potentially a mole person? I thought I hid that well
@Mkb617, because I'm potentially your long lost father
@Soulless at birth, sweet more Christmas presents
@Mkb617, of course, I already got you enrolled in an anger management class, so that we can come back together as a family nice and calmly
@Puppy0fDOOM, actually it's Latin for moon
@Naga Sadow, by the smashing pumpkins?
@Naga Sadow, no you have it right that's why we call it a lunar eclipse but the world has so many languages that we all ended up essentially just calling it the massive night rock. But for all intents and purposes it's name is Luna. Also on the note of "well it has other names in other languages" English is the most common language on the planet so I think that is gets first say as to the name of various things. Sorry for the long post but the moon's name is Luna. End of story
@Lord Wivern, seriously it is not. Please just take 30 seconds and type in what is the official name of the moon in the search engine of your choice.
@Mkb617, "The Moon" is a TITLE pertaining to relevant people who in this case is the entire population of earth. Similar to saying "my house" which pertains to all who live in said house. HOWEVER "my house" is not the name of your house; the address is the actual name of your house. For example 221B Baker St is Sherlock Holmes' flat, he would refer to it as "my flat" however the name of the place is still 221B Baker St regardless of the title. Please note that by using this logic the Milky Way Galaxy would also be referred to as The Galaxy but most people simply call it by its name. Another example of this phenomenon is in the Harry Potter book series where the home of the Weaselys is referred to as the burrow(it's name) as opposed to the title of Ron's House
@Lord Wivern, seriously look it up. The moon was originally thought to be the only one so it was known as the moon. When the moons of Jupiter were discovered they started getting names. If there was only one book or one house in the world they would not need a name they would simply be the book or the house. Seriously 10 seconds on any search engine. The official name according to the International Astronomical association and in pretty much any scientific paper is simple The Moon
@Lord Wivern, mandarin is the most common language on the planet...
@Lord Wivern, actually, not all houses have names. It is popular in England, Ireland, etc. (All of Europe?) but, here in America, our houses don't normally have names. The address is just the location. So, our relatives home in Ireland is "The Little Briary", but my last home here was just an apartment in SLO.
@Nudity Industries, yeah, and all other Latin based languages use the same word.
People seem to forget than the Earth and Moon have the names Terra and Luna respectively.
@Robin the Tactician, I mean they literally translate to Earth and Moon respectively so I understand the Moon's sadness.
@Robin the Tactician, and don't forget about sol. Our faithful light bearing companion
@FriendlyWalrus, but at the same time all other named moons are classified based on ours. Luna is the og.
@Robin the Tactician, that is actually not true. I am not sure about Terra but the moon is simply named The Moon and this is according to international astronomical union. Luna is just a name made up, mostly in science fiction, or by writers. Pretty much any scholarly journals or writings also call it The Moon
@Robin the Tactician, no those names are just poetic.
Earth, Moon, and Sun are the official names.
@Robin the Tactician, and the sun is Sol
But it's called Luna
@SpongeSqaureSquatSit, not really
Well, I mean the moon is Luna, but ok
@Sunbro Solaire, no it's not
@Sunbro Solaire, Luna means moon , soo
She's called Yue! And she used to be my girlfriend from the northpole!
@Foxfire kinemon, that's rough buddy
Don't be sad moon. You're not just a moon, you're 'The Moon'. And besides, you have a pokemon game named after you, so things can't be that bad.
@The Real Question is, I thought the same thing. It's not just a moon, it's THE moon.
For everyone saying that the moon is named Luna. Luna is that Latin word for Moon. Selene is the Greek word. It is where we get the word selenology. The official name for the moon is actually The Moon. This is from the International Astronomical Union. A little history, until moons were discovered around Jupiter, many people thought that our moon was the only one. It was only after other moons were discovered that they were given names to distinguish them from ours
@Mkb617, there is also Máni, the norse name for it.
@jayne cobb, yeah I am sure there are plenty of other names. Other words for moon but the official name is The Moon.
@Mkb617, yeah, and regarding your other comment about the earth and the sun, they're also officially known as The Earth and The Sun.
@jayne cobb, yeah I figured so but I didn't know it as a fact so I didn't say so. I New for sure Luna was not the official name. I try not to say things for sure unless I know it for a fact unlike most of the Internet
@Mkb617, well... When it comes to the scientific names for animals and species and most other things in science .. the Latin word is used as the official name. So BECAUSE Luna is Latin for the moon, Doesn't make it not it's name.
@Mkb617, also if Luna is Latin for Moon... And it's name is The Moon. Then why is Luna not also it's name? It's literally the same thing, just in another language. Thats like saying anyone saying thier name is Japanese is wrong unless they say it in English.
@Mr Literal, I am not the one that makes the rules. According to the International Astronomical Union and pretty much any scientific paper written about it It is called the Moon. And just because Juan and John Are different version of the same name it doesn't mean John Johnsons name is changed to Juan Johnson. You wouldn't correct someone but it doesn't change their actual name
@Mr Literal, the words that a name comes from can change with language but that doesn't change the name. The word petra means rock. That doesnt mean that Rock Hudson is interchangeable with Petra Hudson
@jayne cobb, did my homework. Can confirm. Learned something new today. Always thought it was Terra luna and sol. Those names just seem a little less lazy to an English speaker if you ask me.
@Mr Literal, seriously take 10 seconds and type in "what is the moons official name" into the search engine of your choice
Um, excuse you its "The" moon, our moon. There is no other moon like it, because its ours.
Not just moon, it's THE moon.
It's called "The moon." Like, the original.
I'll name you Jeffrey then
That's ok, you'll always be Luna to me.
Listen moon it's okay you're not moon. You're THE moon.
The name of the moon is moon. Moons are natural satellites and we gave it the name moon. Due to it's popularity we call all natural satellites, moons. It's like saying kleenex don't have a name. Kleenex are facial tissues but we call them kleenex. Some people call all facial tissues kleenex.
@Spanish Inquisition, a little backwards there. All natural satellites are not called moon because of the popularity of ours. Moon is a name for natural satellites. Ours is The Moon because for a long time it was believed to be the only one. When the moons of Jupiter were first known they were given different names to distinguish them from ours
Suck it up and be happy that living beings have visited you.
What if the moon's name is THE and nobody knows. Look at THE moon!
Nah, you're THE moon. We name the other moons AFTER YOU. Because you're our favorite.
Luna is spanish for moon.
@Shodai Hokage, it's also latin for moon.
Oh, my moon... It definitely has a name. The white wonder is what some call it, others seem to call it "this is the last time! I'm calling the police" i suppose we all have our creative differences with naming