The moon is a satellite of our planet, Earth.The moon is almost a planet. It is only a little smaller than the planet Mercury and if the balance point between Earth and the moon were outside the surface of the Earth, it would indeed be considered an independent planet. (by the rules that stripped Pluto of full planet-hood.)
it is classified as a planetary satellite, not a planet, not a star, basically a moon. But astronomers would not call it that because that does not sound as smart and then everyone will be able to figure it out and if everyone can figure it out, why have astronomers
The earth is a planet. The sun is a star. The moon is a natural "satellite" to the earth. There are many moons that have their own planet within our galaxy. This is actually where we get the term satellite that we put in orbit to encircle the earth. The moon has just enough gravitational pull on the earth that causes high and low tides.
the moon is a body of rock that orbits the Earth. Scientist believe that when the solar system was still forming, a huge metier came and hit the Earth causing a big peice of the Earth to come off it space which overtime became our moon!! also the moon's real name is Luna!!
The moon is not a star and not a planet, the moon is a "moon"... if the moon didn't rotate around the earth, it would have been a planet, but because it rotates around the earth, it is just a moon. it's not a star either because a star is made up of gas...
A moon is a satellite. A star gives off light and is supposed to give off light and heat. the moon gives off reflected light, but it needs to create it's own and also burn up some day and moons don't. now, if the moon didn't rotate around the Earth it would be a dwarf planet, but it doesn't so it's a moon.