Joe Smith wrote:
Since when are fiction writers any form of authority? (contradiction in terms, imo)"Rob Kendrick" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:1198192256.6587.5.camel@trite...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".