the moon


variants or the Moon
: the large round object that circles the Earth and that shines at night by reflecting light from the sun

Examples of the moon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What the Year of the Dragon Means for You, According to Your Chinese Zodiac Sign In comparison to Western astrology's emphasis on the sun, Vedic astrology prioritizes the moon. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum and Woody Harrelson play characters caught up in shooting a fake production of the moon landing — just in case. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 Reporters hoped that the spectacle would approach the theatrics of watching men walk on the moon more than a decade before. Adam Higginbotham, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 May 2024 China is hoping to land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. Linah Mohammad, NPR, 6 May 2024 But because Europa is constantly bombarded by intense radiation created by Jupiter’s magnetic field, the Clipper spacecraft can’t orbit the moon itself. Leila Sloman, WIRED, 5 May 2024 Artemis 2 will carry astronauts around the moon on a ten-day flight, while Artemis 3 will bring astronauts near the lunar south pole for the first time. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 May 2024 The movie, in its totally kitsch way, frames itself as a thriller, with the competition to create the Pop-Tart likened to the race to the moon shot or the Manhattan Project. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 3 May 2024 After convincing her that men will never be able to go to the moon and her smarts are better suited to pastries, Donna joins Kelloggs’ heroes. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 3 May 2024

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“The moon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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