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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