• The Brother of the Moon
    The Brother of the Moon
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mooned Of or resembling the moon; symbolized by the moon. "Sharpening in mooned Mooned Ashtaroth."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The man in the moon The man in the moon
Summer Moon Summer Moon
East o' the Sun & West o' the Moon East o' the Sun & West o' the Moon
"Blow Up the Trumpet in the New Moon." "Blow Up the Trumpet in the New Moon."
Position of the New Moon at the Equinoxes Position of the New Moon at the Equinoxes
A kitten looks round from a window, while the moon shines outside A kitten looks round from a window, while the moon shines outside

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth
    • mooned Having the moon as symbol; identified with the moon.
    • mooned Marked or spotted as with moons.
    • mooned Resembling the moon; crescent-shaped.
    • mooned Furnished with a moon; bearing the Turkish symbol of the crescent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Uranus has 27 moons
    • adj Mooned of or like the moon: having the figure of the moon marked upon it
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  • Robert Townsend
    Robert Townsend
    “If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.”
  • William Blake
    “If the Sun and Moon should doubt, They'd immediately Go out”
  • Havelock Ellis
    “The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.”
  • Les Brown
    “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”
  • Confucius
    “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.”
  • Olive Schreiner
    “Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it -- but there is.”


Don't know whether to wind a watch or bark at the moon - If you don't know what to do, you don't know whether to wind a watch or bark at the moon.
Hung the moon - If you refer to someone as having hung the moon, you think they are extremely wonderful, or amazing, or good.
Many moons ago - A very long time ago.
Once in a blue moon - If something happens once in a blue moon, it happens very rarely indeed.
Over the moon - If you are over the moon about something, you are overjoyed.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. móna; cf. Ger. mond, L. mensis, Gr. mēnē.


In literature:

We were off Brighton when the moon rose.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The moon was risen and full.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
The Big Half Moon is miles from anywhere, except the Little Half Moon.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
In time the moons of Saturn, and the twilight zone of Mercury, and some day the moons of Jupiter.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Clifford, who had first landed on the far side of the Moon.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Now, I've heard my Granny say that a long time before her day the Moon got trapped and buried in the bog.
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
I shall go when the moon comes up, when the moon comes up into the shady sky.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The moon rose higher and higher.
"As We Sweep Through The Deep" by Gordon Stables
The brief epithet for the method of finding the longitude by the moon and sun or moon and stars.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There was no moon visible, but the moon's light was behind the clouds.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
At night a thousand thousand moons hang down to give the people light.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The moon had climbed well toward the zenith, now.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
I was glad the moon had come up for my walk home, glad too when I had the door locked and propped with a chair behind me.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Old Duperow's rooster was a foolish bird and always crowed himself hoarse when the moon was bright.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
The Grantline Moon Expedition!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
These were people of the Moon: but if these were Moon-men, what, or who, were those gleaming cubes?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
How red the moon is in the sky!
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
He also knew that there was another less great one called the Moon.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
Well, our there in space the Dark Moon is waiting.
"Brood of the Dark Moon" by Charles Willard Diffin
The Tongan Islanders, according to W. W. Gill, tell the story of the origin of the sun and moon.
"Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina" by W. D. Westervelt

In poetry:

The moon-cradle's rocking and rocking,
Where a cloud and a cloud goes by:
Silently rocking and rocking,
The moon-cradle out in the sky.
"The Ballad Of Downal Baun" by Padraic Colum
O I will watch the maiden Moon
Dance on the sea with silver shoon;
But with the Queen Moon I will keep
My tryst when all the world's asleep.
"Moon-Lover" by Robert W Service
The mountain smoked beneath the moon.
The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
They fled the hall to dying fall
Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.
"Over The Misty Mountains Cold" by J R R Tolkien
While 'neath the moon, with moon-white feet,
They go and, chill, a moon-soft music draw
From wan leaf-cricket flutes--the sweet,
Sad dirge of Autumn dying in the shaw.
"Under The Hunter’s Moon" by Madison Julius Cawein
Triumphant stood the moon
In a false and cold and constant noon:
Surely in conflict fell
The true, lost sun of noon;
The golden night of Uriel
Met some white demon of the moon.
"Luna Aeternalis" by Clark Ashton Smith
Nor spring, nor bloom, nor freshness! O come thou!
Bloom, verdure, springtime, all things, call thee now.
Not of the moon so wistful is the sea
As sea and moon and earth and air of thee!
"An Elegy" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

Fort Greene musician celebrates release of his near-Big Band's jazz CD, 'Underneath a Brooklyn Moon.
On a balmy summer day 10 years ago, President Bill Clinton announced an accomplishment that was likened to landing men on the moon: The sequencing of a nearly complete human genome.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is always taking beautiful pictures of Saturn and its moons -- the JPL team even won the NASM Trophy award this year for their work.
Regulus, Antaries & the October moon.
12 attorneys apply to fill General Sessions Court judge vacancy since Judge Bob Moon's passing.
To celebrate the release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Chevrolet will build a 2012 Camaro Bumblebee Edition.
Joshua Berman is the author of "Moon Nicaragua" and "Moon Belize".
2008 Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon .
Winemaker Introduces 'Dark Side of the Moon' Cabernet Sauvignon .
The half moon has been nice and orange the past few nights as we head into yet another full moon this coming Friday.
This will be a "blue moon" as we enjoyed a full moon on Aug 1.
Saturn's moon Calypso sports that Ore-Ida look.
New Close-Ups of Saturn's Moons Mimas and Calypso .
Took Over Bastrop Texas of moon.
A group of surfers, mountain bikers and auto racers are turning Half Moon Bay into "Silicon Bay.".

In science:

Then, any other space-time event, on Earth, on the Moon, anywhere in the Solar system or in the solar systems in this part of the Galaxy, has its own coordinates attributed.
Using pulsars to define space-time coordinates
Note that these results hold for tournaments of arbitrary cardinality, though they were originally proved for finite tournaments by Moon .
Simple extensions of combinatorial structures
This scenario is substantially different from any of the solar system planets, but could be thought of as a class of bigger, hotter versions of Jupiter’s icy moons.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
The laser pulse was reflected back to the observatory by a reflector on the Moon, which was moving toward the emitter and detector in frame O with a speed v0 due to the rotation of the Earth.
The invariance of the speed of light
This single time of flight measurement was then analyzed in two separate Lorentz frames, O, and a frame S in which the center of the Earth and the center of the Moon were each at rest, but in which the emitter and detector were moving with speed v0 .
The invariance of the speed of light
Since 200 m/s was close to the velocity of the detector toward the Moon at the time of measurement, attributed this difference to the motion of the detector.
The invariance of the speed of light
This is because the observatory is moving with respect to the centers of the Earth and the Moon, whose mutual rest system (neglecting their relative motion) is designated by as “the local stationary frame (S)”.
The invariance of the speed of light
When calculated in frame O, where the reflector on the Moon is moving toward the stationary emitter and detector, the reflector will have moved a distance ∆D/2 = v0T /2 toward the emitter when the laser pulse reaches it.
The invariance of the speed of light
Moon, On Genocchi numbers and polynomials, Abstr.
A family of generalized q-Genocchi numbers and polynomials
This is formulated as follows: A moon is the intersection of two circles, one of radius r and the other of radius r/2 such that their centers are within distance 5r/4 (see Figure 5).
Connectivity threshold for Bluetooth graphs
In the following lemma we show that there exist σ < ρ such that the statement for moons holds whp.
Connectivity threshold for Bluetooth graphs
Then, there exists constants 0 < σ < ρ < ∞ such that, every moon M , with centers in [0, 1]d has at least σ log n and at most ρ log n data points with high probability.
Connectivity threshold for Bluetooth graphs
We want to show a concentration bound for the number of points lying in a moon.
Connectivity threshold for Bluetooth graphs
The bound easily obtained for any fixed moon using Chernoff ’s bound.
Connectivity threshold for Bluetooth graphs
The extension to any moon may be done using covering arguments.
Connectivity threshold for Bluetooth graphs