Global petition launched to name Earth's moon

Reston, Va. | Jillian Grace D. Enriquez
Reston, Va. | Jillian Grace D. Enriquez

- People around the globe are invited to participate in a social media campaign to name the moon by submitting names and signing an e-petition. The e-petition asks the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to give the moon a unique name, like its counterparts orbiting other planets in the solar system.

In addition to the e-petition, Name the Moon will sponsor a name the moon contest. For just a dollar, participants can submit a potential name for the moon.  The campaign will run through Summer 2016.  Those who agree can sign the e-petition at

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