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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 decade ago

any relation ship between moon and noon?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Good question and it has to do more with the origins of English words than anything else.

    Quotes from Wikipedia -

    "The word "noon" is derived from Latin nona hora, the ninth hour of the day. As the Roman day started on 6.00 a.m., at sunrise, the first hour would have been from 6.00 till 7.00 a.m and the ninth hour from 2.00 till 3.00 p.m. These hours were important in monasteries, as different prayers were held on them.

    The English word "noon" originally applied at 3.00 p.m., but by 1100 AD the meaning had shifted to "midday". "

    "The word moon is a Germanic word, related to Latin mensis; it is ultimately a derivative of the Proto-Indo-European root me-, also represented in measure[9] (time), with reminders of its importance in measuring time in words derived from it like Monday, month and menstrual."

    So there is no connection between the two.

  • GeoffG
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No. "Moon" is an object orbiting a planet. "Noon" is a time of day when the Sun is on the local meridian. I suppose you could look at Earth's Moon at noon, but it would be in a different position every day, and approximately half the time would be below the horizon.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, it depends on what you mean by "relationship". They are both in the same solar system. The moon is warmed and lit by the sun. (When you see the moon in the night sky, you are actually seeing it reflect the light of the sun.) It also travels around the sun along with the earth, being affected by the sun's gravity. They are both astronomical bodies. There are many different aspects of their "relationship" that we could explore, but it would behoove you to ask a more specific question.

    Source(s): My brain
  • 1 decade ago

    "Noon" is when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky and "Midnight" is the exact opposite of this (12 hours later). "Sunrise" is when the sun is just about to appear above your horizon (the line the divides what you can see from what you cannot). "Sunset" is when the sun is about to disappear from your view (drop below the horizon).

    All objects in the sky have their equivalent of "Noon", "Sunrise", and "Sunset", but unlike the sun, they do not conform to a specific time on your watch. "Noon", for a star, the planets, and the moon is referred to as "transiting", which is just the time when the celestial body reaches the highest point in its path that day. This concept of night and day may seem trivial, but it is good to get a solid picture in your head.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They rhyme.

  • 1 decade ago

    They had a fling, but it didn't last.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    dunno innit

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