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- Subject: Re: Write "Lua" right
- From: "Joe Smith" <unknown_kev_cat@...>
- Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 23:29:39 -0500
"Rob Kendrick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Sence fictions writers almost unanimously agree the correct name for the
closest star to this planet is indeed "Sol". If they give a special name to
the Earth's natural satelite, it is almost invariably "Luna". The name for
the planet is usually "Earth", but otherwise "Terra". I personally prefer
the "Sol", "Luna", "Terra".
On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 23:57 +0100, Stefan Sandberg wrote:
Answer: 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.
We're getting dreadfully off-topic here, but if the moon's Luna, then
our sun is Sol - hence "solar system". And our planet has the whimsical
name "Sol III".