The moon has gone by many names over the centuries. The Romans called it Luna. The Greeks named it Artemis. To us, it’s just The Moon. But it is such an iconic symbol from our history, culture and everyday life that it cannot be shunted to the side.

Mankind’s history and fascination with the moon dates back to the beginning of the first humans. Eclipses, both lunar and solar were being predicted as early as 1000 BC. By 600 BC, the Greeks had determined that the moon revolved around the earth, it was spherical in shape and they understood why the moon went through phases. The moon has also been used to measure time for centuries.

Culturally, the moon has featured in poems, stories and songs. The likes of William Shakespeare, Beethoven and even Jules Verne have immortalized the moon in their works. The moon is also the stuff of…

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