Moon in Different Languages: The brightest and largest object that shines in the sky at night is moon. Moon is the only natural satellite that revolves around the earth. It is the fifth largest satellite in the world. The moon is said to be 4.51 billion years old. The proper name MOON is derived from English language. But what is the origin of word moon?
How to Say Moon in 88 Different Languages
|Different Languages||Word Moon|
|Chinese Simplified||月亮 (yuèliàng)|
|Chinese Traditional||月亮 (yuèliàng)|
The word moon came from a Latin word “luna”. It is an ancient personification of moon. The moon has been known since prehistoric times different names were given to it in start. The Romans named Luna, Selene and Athena, and the Greeks gave many more names.
Moon is the second bright thing we see in sky after sun. Due to its size it is classified as a terrestrial planet along with Earth, Mars Venus etc. The gravitational forces between earth and moon causes interesting effects most obvious of which is tides. Tides are seen in oceans. The moon’s gravitational force rises the level of ocean and vice versa. This energy is used to produce electricity. See how beneficial our natural world is!
The nature of gravitational forces is also responsible for a definite distance line between earth and the moon. Moon rotates synchronously; it is locked in place and follows a definite axis.
Moon is a wobble shape it is not actually round. Moon has no actual atmosphere, but some evidences suggest that many deep craters near the South Pole of Moon could have water ice.
Every civilization in the world has its own name for the MOON. It is personified with different things.They named it after observing certain qualities and the type of material it was made of. Nomenclature varies from place to place and language to language.