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Question: What type of astronomical body is the Moon?

The Moon is a Satellite.


Only the Earth's satellite should be called 'Moon'. When we talk about the 'Moons' of other planets we should realy be talking about the natural 'satellites' of other planets.

We can differentiate the moon from other satellites by calling the Moon a 'natural' satellite and the others 'artificial' satellites.