TITLE

THE MOON

AUTHOR(S)
Masco, Maire M.; Lewis, James R.
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Astrology Book;2003, p459
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for "Moon" is presented. The Moon, which has a diameter of 2,160 miles, is the only natural satellite of the Earth. It is noted that astrology considers the Moon, as well as the Sun, as planets. It is noted that Moon is associated with the concept of time. It is also asserted that the Moon is in control of the tides of the ocean.
ACCESSION #
36184665

 

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