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Red and orange tinted Moon, as seen from Earth during a lunar eclipse, where the Earth comes between the Moon and Sun The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth , [ d ] [ 7 ] and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System . It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary , [ e ] having 27% the diameter and 60% the density of Earth, resulting in 1 ⁄ 81 its mass .
Luna The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth : orbit : 384,400 km from Earth diameter : 3476 km mass : 7.35e22 kg Called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks, and many other names in other mythologies. The Moon, of course, has been known since prehistoric times.
Moon Phases Free Daily Moon Phases Website Module Past & Future Moon Phase Calendars The free moon module shown above is pretty useful.
Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film directed by Duncan Jones . [ 3 ] The film is about Sam Bell (played by Sam Rockwell ), a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the Earth's moon . [ 4 ] It was the feature debut of director Duncan Jones, son of the British rock musician David Bowie . Kevin Spacey voices Sam's robot companion, GERTY. Moon premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was released in selected theatres in New York and Los Angeles on 12 June 2009. The release was expanded to additional theatres in the United States and Toronto on both 3 and 10 July [ 5 ] and to the United Kingdom on 17 July. [ 6 ] The film was praised by critics and was nominated for two BAFTA Awards , winning Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Jones.