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Orbit (Hangul: 오빛) is LOONA’s official fandom name. It was officially established on July 10, 2018 after the first recruitment closed.


Meaning[]

According to a news article, Orbit means that the fan club is creating a path of orbit where LOONA can grow. Also, 오 is read as "oh" and 빛 as "bit" which translated to English is "light", and together makes "Oh! Light" where oh is the exclamation and light representing what LOONA is to fans.[1] However, the more logical explanation is that fans "orbit" around their idol, and it is also a pun on LOONA (pronounced like "luna", meaning "moon", an astronomical body which orbits a planet.)

Korean Orbits are often referred to as Hanbits (한빛) and international Orbits Wuebits (외빛).[2] "Wue" (외) stands for foreign and "Han" (한) for Korean.

Recruitment[]

1st Recruitment[]

The first recruitment first opened on Jun 15, 2018.[3] It cost ₩40,000 (~$36 at the time) to become an official member and receive the kit.[4] Members were also given access to LOONA's official app.

Included with the kit were:

2nd Recruitment[]

The second recruitment opened on Sep 16, 2019 to Sep 29, 2019. It cost ₩40,000.[5] Due to some errors, the recruitment period was reopened from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 11, 2019. Members were also given access to LOONA's official app.

On September 25, 2020, it was announced that the Orbit 2.0 membership would be extended to December 1, 2020, a two month extension from the original expiration date of October 1st. Orbit 3.0 will also be delayed until after Orbit 2.0 expires. These changes are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaser_이달의_소녀_(LOONA)_Orbit_2.0

Teaser 이달의 소녀 (LOONA) Orbit 2.0

Included with the kit were:

  • 100 page Photobook, titled "Orbit 2.0"
  • Message Card from each member (148x210mm)
  • Note Set (101x178mm) x 3ea
  • 12 Photocards (55x85mm)
  • Ballpoint Pen (140x10mm)
  • 2 Logo Badges (Ver. 1: 20x20mm, Ver. 2: 20x6mm)
  • Fanclub Card (85x54mm)
  • Mini poster (530x380mm)
  • Handkerchief (500x500mm)

3rd Recruitment[]

On September 22 2020, Orbit 3.0 was announced. On January 21, 2021, the opening was revealed to be from January 22, 2021 to February 5, 2021. It cost ₩40,000.[6] On February 17, 2021, it was announced that an additional recruitment period would take place from February 17 to February 24.

Included with the kit were:

  • 100 page Photobook, titled "Orbit 3.0" (158x218mm)
  • Message Card from each member (148x210mm)
  • 11 Photocards (55x85mm)
  • 2 Logo Badges
  • Fanclub Card (85x54mm)
  • Mini poster (530x380mm)
  • Sticker set (134x140mm)
  • Felt bag (530x380mm)
  • Card Holder & Necklace (70x110mm, about 50cm)
  • Lightstick strap (130x20mm)

Orbit Japan[]

Recruitment for the Japanese fan club opened on Mar 12, 2020, and ran until May 23, 2020. It cost ¥6600 for Japanese residents, and ¥2500 for international applicants[7].

Members were given access to LOONA's official Japanese site, available as of May 24, 2020, along with other benefits. The first of these was a postcard with the members' written messages printed onto it, available to those who had preregistered for their membership.

Teaser_LOONA_Orbit_Japan

Teaser LOONA Orbit Japan

Lightstick[]

Trivia[]

Resources[]

References[]

  1. "이달의소녀, 공식 팬클럽명 '오빛(Orbit)' 확정…"빛을 비춰주는 존재" Article on Chosun
  2. Casker's tweet
  3. Official Twitter
  4. Official Twitter
  5. Tweet
  6. Tweet
  7. Official Twitter
  8. Mix & Match Album Description
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