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Other planets have moons with names. Is there an official name for our moon?

I hate to see questions go unanswered, but I'd say no. I'm no expert on the subject.


The "official" name is the Moon, with a capital M. The satellites of the other planets are called moons (small m). Similarly, stars are referred to as suns, but our star is the Sun.


Then again, the sun is sometimes Sol, earth, Terra, and the Moon, Luna...


In science fiction novels maybe, but not in any text I've ever seen...

RC Winther

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