the observed angle between the moon and another celestial body.
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Whether speculating on the havoc it wreaks when it’s full or waxing poetic on the beauty of its glow, people love talking about the moon. This age-old fascination with our celestial satellite has resulted in a lexicon loaded with lunar-themed words, phrases, and meanings. What does moon mean? Consider the array of senses we have for the word moon itself: in addition to referencing our …
Origin of lunar distance
First recorded in 1820–30
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