In lore Edit
Azeroth has two moons:
- The larger, bright and silver moon is known as the White Lady. The night elves know and worship it as Elune while the tauren refer to it as Mu'sha (the left eye of the Earthmother) in Sorrow of the Earthmother.
- The smaller cool, blue-green moon is known as the Blue Child. The "Blue Child" is currently not visible in WoW, though it once was. It was removed from the game at the release of The Burning Crusade, possibly due to a graphical error, and it came back in Mists of Pandaria.
- The Earthmother sent the Blue Child away to learn about the universe upon noticing the coming of the Burning Legion, explaining its disappearance prior to the Burning Crusade expansion. It was though to be a very long time before it returned.
- The "Blue Child" is actually briefly visible during Algalon The Observer's analisys of Azeroth before the players start the encounter, along with the "White Lady" orbiting the planet.
- Just before Loken in Halls of Lightning there is a globe/projection of Azeroth with its two moons in orbit around it.
- Draenor's moon is known as the Pale Lady and was apparently not affected by the Burning Legion's invasion that shattered Draenor into Outland.
The White Lady is usually fully visible at around 22:30 server time.
- The prologue of The Last Guardian indicates two moons:
- The larger of the two moons had risen first this evening, and now hung pregnant and silver-white against a clear, star-dappled sky.
- The quest refers to the twin moons of Azeroth.
- Lord of the Clans also makes several references to two moons.
- How to Win Friends also makes reference to the moons.
- A conversation with a GM revealed that lore-wise, the Blue Moon was removed as it was sent to explore and study the rest of the universe although its removal due to skybox graphical errors was never denied.
Target marker Edit
- Main article: Target markers
- In the Warhammer universe, there are also two moons: Mannsleib, which is like Earth's moon, and Morrslieb, a green (however not blue-green), smaller and magical moon.
- Multiple moons are a common element of many fantasy and science fiction settings.
- In the Mists of Pandaria beta, the blue child has returned to the night sky. It it yet unknown if this means the moon will return for Patch 5.x.
- Indeed, it seems that the Blue Child has returned in 5.x. In fact, it is often seen hovering just over the horizon during the day, even when the White Lady is not visible.
- In multiple instances of the Celestial Planetarium within Ulduar both moons of Azeroth are visible in the holo-projection.
Short video of the original two moons as seen in an earlier version of the game.