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What would you name the moon?

Posted at 10:13 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 17:02:22-05

What would you name the moon? 

A group is pleading with the International Astronomical Union to get it to give Earth's moon a name.

Watch our video in the player above to hear some opinions on the matter - and some funny ideas for the moon's possible name.

According to the group namethemoon.world, the moon's name isn't "moon," that's what it is. Similarly, Earth is a planet, but it also has its own name. 

On the website, anybody can sign the petition to name the moon. 

We, the undersigned people of planet Earth believe that our satellite, the Moon, should be given its own unique name. At this point in history the Moon is the only major celestial object whose name is also its category. We believe it is time for that to change and the Moon be given a new name.

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We are asking the International Astronomical Union to consider our e- petition. Please give the Moon its own unique name.

The e-petition drive and naming contest will end around June. To submit a name, sign the petition and pay $1.

What would you name the moon? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

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