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For other meanings of "Luna", see Luna (disambiguation).
Luna moon

Luna as it appeared before the late 21st century.

Luna, known on Earth as simply the Moon, is the only natural satellite of the planet Earth.

Astronomical dataEdit

LocationEdit

NamesEdit

  • The Moon
  • Luna
  • Sol IIIa
  • La Lune
  • Der Mond
  • The Lunar Colonies
  • Selene

StatisticsEdit

  • Primary: Sol
  • Planet: Earth
  • Class: D
  • Diameter: 3,476 km
  • Mass: 7.35 * 10^22 kg
  • Surface gravity: 1.62 m/sec^2
  • Distance from Earth: 384'000 Km
  • Surface temperature: -155̊ to 105̊C
  • Rotational period: 27.3 days
  • Orbital period (around Earth): 27.3 days

Further informationEdit

HistoricalEdit

The Moon is believed to have been created when a Mars-sized planetesimal (designated Theia by 20th century astrophysicists) collided with Earth in its early history.

Luna 2155

The Orpheus Mining Colony, a lunar settlement in 2155.

The first known Moon landing was in 1969. Goddard Moonbase was established in 1997, with permanent settlements established over the next decade. (Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology; TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)

In Star Trek Star Charts, the first lunar colony was establised in 2039.

PoliticalEdit

As a major human settlement, Luna fell under Federation jurisdiction and protection. It was also a subdivision of United Earth.

In the 24th century there were over 50 million people living on the Moon. (Star Trek: First Contact) In Earth slang, people who lived on the moon were called lunar schooners. The lunar inhabitants were not fond of the term. (DS9: "Valiant"; Star Trek: Pendragon: "Children of the Burning Heart")

AcademicEdit

Starfleet Academy maintained an off-planet training facility on the Moon. (TOS novel: The Galactic Whirlpool)

By the early 23rd century, one of the tertiary educational institutions on Luna was the University of the Ocean of Storms. (TOS novel: The Final Reflection)

The diplomat Emanuel Tagore received a degree and/or taught here, per The Final Reflection.

GeographicalEdit

One of the three monoliths that made up the Alien Obelisk Sol-Sirius Network was located on Luna. (Dimensional Prophecy of Zohar)

LocationsEdit

Per FASA RPG: Cadet's Orientation Sourcebook, Luna City was the capital of the Lunar colonies. Per Star Trek Star Charts, Tycho City was the capital.
The Vulcanis Lunar Colony is presumably not located on a moon of Vulcan, as it does not have any moons. Given its name, it may be on Luna.

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