The term "moon" refers to any natural satellite orbiting a planet, but The Moon is the name given to "our" moon — Earth's only natural satellite.
- "Luna" (latin for moon)
- Selene/Seleno and Cynthion (from the Lunar deities Selene and Cynthia)
Note: These are not formal names — the only officially recognised name is "The Moon".
- Lunar month: the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
- Average distance from Earth to Moon: 384,400 kilometres
- The name of a Korean-born United States religious leader who founded the Unification Church (AKA "Moonies" )in 1954.