Orbit (Hangul: 오빛) is LOONA’s official fandom name. It was officially established on July 9, 2018 after the first recruitment closed.

Meaning[edit | edit source]

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 named Hanbits (한빛) and international orbits Wuebits (외빛).[2] "Wue" (외) stands for foreign and "Han" (한) for Korean.

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

1st Recruitment[edit | edit source]

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.

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Included with the kit were:

2nd Recruitment[edit | edit source]

The second recruitment opened on Sep 16, 2019 to Sep 29, 2019. It cost ₩40,000.[5] Due some errors, the recruit 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.

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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)

Orbit Japan[edit | edit source]

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[6].

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.

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Teaser LOONA Orbit Japan

Lightstick[edit | edit source]

On June 17, 2020, the teaser for LOONA's official light stick was posted online, with further information released the day after. Similarly to other merchandise, the item was produced by 101X.

Pre-orders were announced a day later, and would occur in two phases, one for Orbit 2.0 members, and the other for general sale. The first of these would occur between June 29th - June 30th, and would come with a set of 17 exclusive photocards (11 members, 5 units, and 1 group). Otherwise, this would occur between July 1st - July 10th, and would come with a set of 12 postcards instead. In both cases, the light stick cost ₩38,000 ($45 USD). Two accessories for the light stick, a storage pouch (₩33,000 / $39 USD) and a cape (₩28,000 / $33 USD), were announced on June 27th.

A week later, on June 25, a third pre-order period was announced for Orbit Japan members, running between June 29, 2020, and August 20, 2020. Costing ¥5,500 (~$51 USD), it came with an exclusive logo sticker and clear file.

On September 21, it was announced orders for the light stick would reopen. Two additional accessories were added, a light keyring and 11 different mini flags.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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. Official Twitter
  7. Mix & Match Album Description
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