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Luna & Sol

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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 02:47 AM
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It was my belief that the moon was named Luna and the sun was named Sol. I don't know why I thought this but I'm fairly convinced I was taught this at a young age.

According to Wikipedia these are Latin names and (as said the Sun page) not used commonly in English. The page states scientists use Sol to refer to a solar day, not the Sun. According to Wikipedia the official name of the Moon is the Moon.

Did I miss an email or something? Did this happen when Pluto stopped being a planet? It just seems a little dumbed down to me.

What do you folks prefer Sun/Moon or Sol/Luna?

Wikipedia - Sun
Wikipedia - Moon




posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 03:18 AM
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Originally posted by Noncents
It was my belief that the moon was named Luna and the sun was named Sol. I don't know why I thought this but I'm fairly convinced I was taught this at a young age.

According to Wikipedia these are Latin names and (as said the Sun page) not used commonly in English. The page states scientists use Sol to refer to a solar day, not the Sun. According to Wikipedia the official name of the Moon is the Moon.

Did I miss an email or something? Did this happen when Pluto stopped being a planet? It just seems a little dumbed down to me.

What do you folks prefer Sun/Moon or Sol/Luna?

Wikipedia - Sun
Wikipedia - Moon



Luna= Moon in spanish and Itailian

Sol= Sun in Spanish.

You are correct.



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