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4.1.1 Inspirational moons

What do you think is the main cultural significance of (a) the Moon and (b) other moons? What is your favourite Moon-inspired song, musical composition or artwork and why? Discuss your thoughts in the forum [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Figure 2 Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889, painted in Europe and showing a C-shaped crescent, so this must be pre-dawn, not the evening sky. Or did van Gogh get it wrong?

Just for fun, we created a moons-inspired Spotify playlist here, which was added to by learners on the first presentation of this course. Unsurprisingly, most music relates to the Moon alone, rather than to any of the others. You can enjoy the playlist and contribute your own selections by joining Spotify.


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