Astronomy

French astronomy terms
Share / Tweet / Pin Me!

Astronomie

Shoot for the stars with this French vocabulary related to astronomy.

sky le ciel
space espace(m)
universe un univers
galaxy une galaxie
Milky Way la Voie lact√©e
solar system le syst√®me solaire
sun le soleil
solar solaire
star une √©toile
constellation une constellation
asteroid un ast√©ro√Įde
comet une com√®te
meteor un m√©t√©ore

Planets

Even though most planets don’t take an article, they are all feminine.

planet une plan√®te
Mercury¬†¬†¬† Mercure
Venus¬†¬†¬† V√©nus
Earth¬†¬†¬† la Terre
Mars¬†¬†¬† Mars
Jupiter¬†¬†¬† Jupiter
Saturn¬†¬†¬† Saturne
Uranus¬†¬†¬†¬† Uranus
Neptune¬†¬†¬† Neptune
dwarf planet  une plan√®te naine
Pluto¬†¬†¬† Pluton

The moon

moon la lune
 (adj) lunaire
crescent moon le croissant de lune
full moon la pleine lune
half-moon la demi-lune
new moon la nouvelle lune
dark side of the moon la face cach√©e de la lune
the man in the moon le visage que l’on peut imaginer en regardant la lune
to wane d√©cro√ģtre
to wax cro√ģtre
to orbit orbiter
to land on the moon alunir
moon landing alunissage  (m)

Sky events

eclipse une √©clipse
solar eclipse une √©clipse de soleil
total solar eclipse une √©clipse totale de soleil
partial solar eclipse une √©clipse partielle de soleil
lunar eclipse une √©clipse de lune
total lunar eclipse une √©clipse totale de lune
partial lunar eclipse une √©clipse partielle de lune
   
aurora borealis
northern lights
 aurore bor√©ale  (f)
meteor shower une averse m√©t√©orique
shooting star une √©toile filante
solar flare une √©ruption solaire
sunrise le lever de soleil
sunset le coucher de soleil

 Related lessons

 Share / Tweet / Pin Me!

French astronomy terms

Stay up to date with Lawless French

Questions about French?

 Ask me in the comments section below or visit the Progress with Lawless French Q+A forum to get help from native French speakers and fellow learners.
 

More Lawless French

 Subscribe to my twice-weekly newsletter.
      

Support Lawless French

  This free website is created with love and a great deal of work.

If you love it, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation.

Your support is entirely optional but tremendously appreciated.