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moon(Encyclopedia)moon, natural satellite of a planet (see satellite, natural) or dwarf planet, in particular, the single natural satellite of the earth. The Earth-Moon System The moon is the earth's nearest neighbor i...
hunter's moon(Encyclopedia)hunter's moon, the next full moon after the harvest moon, which it resembles.
Moon, Warren(Encyclopedia)Moon, Warren (Harold Warren Moon, Jr.), 1956–, African-American football player, b. Los Angeles. Moon quarterbacked the Univ. of Washington Huskies to a Rose Bowl title in 1978, but he went undrafte...
moon rat(Encyclopedia)moon rat: see hedgehog.
moon worship(Encyclopedia)moon worship. Although the moon has not had great prominence in the history of religion, the worship of it has been known since earliest recorded time—in the oldest literatures of Egypt, Babylonia, ...
harvest moon(Encyclopedia)harvest moon, full moon occurring nearest to the autumnal equinox, about Sept. 23. During harvest moon the retardation (later rising each night) of the moon is at a minimum because of the relation of ...
Moon, Sun Myung(Encyclopedia)Moon, Sun Myung sn yng moon [key], 1920–2012, South Korean religious leader. He was an engineering student in Japan and a dockworker before founding (1954) the Unification Church with a doctri...
Moon Jae-in(Encyclopedia)Moon Jae-in, 1953–, South Korean political leader, president of South Korea (2017–). The son of North Korean refugees, Moon studied law at Kyung Hee Univ. but was expelled twice for organizing dem...
Ban Ki-Moon(Encyclopedia)Ban Ki-Moon bän g-moon [key], 1944–, South Korean diplomat, secretary-general of the United Nations (2007–16), b. Chungju, grad. Seoul National Univ. (B.S., 1970), Kennedy School of Governmen...
Moon, Mountains of the(Encyclopedia)Moon, Mountains of the, Africa: see Ruwenzori.
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