Lunar language: the roots of the English word moon – and of Chandra, its Indian counterpart, that gave its name to Chandrayaan-3 mission

When you look up at the full moon, or contemplate the recent success of India’s Chandrayaan-3 moon-landing mission, do you wonder why the English call the star moon and Indians say Chandra? Here’s why.

​ When you look up at the full moon, or contemplate the recent success of India’s Chandrayaan-3 moon-landing mission, do you wonder why the English call the star moon and Indians say Chandra? Here’s why.