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A.Word.A.Day--selenography

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This week's theme: eponyms.

selenography (sel-uh-NOG-ruh-fee) noun

The branch of astronomy dealing with the physical features of the moon.

[From Greek seleno-, from Selene (goddess of the moon in Greek mythology) + -graphy (writing).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Two centuries ago, the art of pastel and the science of selenography were united in the person of John Russell. Rarely, if ever, have art and astronomy united with such clarity of form." Clifford J Cunningham; Lunar Reality; Mercury (San Francisco); Jul/Aug 2004.

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