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To be accurate, there is only one "Moon". It is the natural satellite of the Earth that takes roughly a month to complete one synodic period (the word moon comes from the word meaning "month".One specific answer is that we call it the Moon.
The Earth is a "moon" of the Sun.
Thank Ewe BC. So, our "moon" is called "The Moon" is that it's name ? or does our Moon not have one ?
Does this then mean that the Sun is a moon of Sagittarius A ?
The tendency to call other natural satellites "moons" is similar to calling all open-end adjustable wrenches "Crescent" wrenches. Crescent is the brand name, and only the wrenches made by that company are truly "Crescent wrenches". The company name just got closely associated with that type of wrench.
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