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Table of Contents

[#THE-MOON WIKI--Introduction Introduction ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI--Motivation Motivation ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI--Contributors & Contributions Contributors & Contributions ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI--Lunar People Lunar People ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI--Quality Quality ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-How to Help How to Help ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Explanations Explanations ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Alphabetical Index to Named Features Alphabetical Index to Named Features]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Special Features Lists Special Features Lists]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Special Features Lists-Surface Features Surface Features ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Special Features Lists-Nomenclature Lists Nomenclature Lists ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Special Features Lists-Other Other ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar 100 Lunar 100 ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Glossary Glossary ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Glossary-Feature Nomenclature Feature Nomenclature ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Glossary-Organizations Organizations ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Glossary-Acronyms and abbreviations Acronyms and abbreviations ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Glossary-Other terms Other terms ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Bibliography Bibliography ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Photo of the Day Lunar Photo of the Day]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Maps Lunar Maps]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Maps-Rükl-based Index to the-Moon Wiki Rükl-based Index to the-Moon Wiki]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Missions Lunar Missions]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Places Lunar Places]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Nomenclature Lunar Nomenclature ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Nomenclature-IAU Planetary Gazetteer IAU Planetary Gazetteer ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Nomenclature-IAU nomenclature IAU nomenclature ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Nomenclature-A Nomenclature Zoo A Nomenclature Zoo ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Nomenclature-Landing Sites Landing Sites ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-A New Atlas? A New Atlas?]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Children's Books Children's Books]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Scientists Lunar Scientists ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Scientists-Warner Collection Warner Collection ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Lunar Scientists-Individual Scientists Individual Scientists ]
[#THE-MOON WIKI-Rükl Map Images Rükl Map Images]
The-Moon Wiki has amassed an incredible amount of information over a huge number of pages. This site map was created to give an outline of the type of information and where to find it. This list will continue to grow as new information is added. If you find a page that should be listed here – or a better format, let us know by adding a comment on the discussion tab above. Meanwhile, click through the list to explore the Moon! - LunarMark LunarMark Oct 28, 2008

[/Introduction#toc0 THE-MOON WIKI]

[/Introduction Introduction]

[/Introduction#toc1 Motivation]

[/Introduction#toc2 Contributors & Contributions]

[/Introduction#toc3 Lunar People]

[/Introduction#toc4 Quality]

[/How%20to%20Help How to Help]

[/How%20to%20Help#toc0 Quick Guide to Contributing to The-Moon]
[/How%20to%20Help#toc1 How to Add info to Existing Pages]
[/How%20to%20Help#toc2 How to Add Pages]
[/How%20to%20Help#toc3 How to Add a Photo]
[/How%20to%20Help#toc4 Some Specific Things You Can Do to Help]

[/Explanations Explanations]

[/Explanations#toc1 Page Title]
[/Explanations#toc2 Lat:, Long:, Diameter: km, Depth: km, Rukl, USGS age]
[/Explanations#toc3 Main Image]
[/Explanations#toc4 Images]
[/Explanations#toc5 Maps]
[/Explanations#toc6 Description]
[/Explanations#toc7 Description: Elger]
[/Explanations#toc8 Description: Wikipedia]
[/Explanations#toc9 Additional Information]
[/Explanations#toc10 Nomenclature]
[/Explanations#toc11 LPOD Articles]
[/Explanations#toc12 Bibliography]
[/Explanations#toc13 Pronounciations]

Alphabetical Index to Named Features

[/A A]..[/B B]..[/C C]..[/D D]..[/E E]..[/F F]..[/G G]
[/H H]..[/I I]..[/J J]..[/K K]..[/L L]..[/M M]..[/N N]
[/O O]..[/P P]..[/Q Q]..[/R R]..[/S S]..[/T T]..[/U U]
[/V V]..[/W W]..[/X X]..[/Y Y]..[/Z Z]

[/Special%20Features%20Lists Special Features Lists]

[/Special%20Features%20Lists#toc1 Surface Features]

[/ALPO%20list%20of%20banded%20craters Banded craters]
[/Lunar%20Basins%20List Basins]
[/Lunar%20Catenae Catenae - crater chains]
[/Colored%20regions Colored regions]
[/Colored%20regions%20-%20Part%202 Colored regions - Part 2]
[/Colored%20Regions%20-%20Part%203 Colored regions - Part 3]
[/Concentric%20Crater Concentric Craters]
[/Cryptomaria Cryptomaria - hidden maria]
[/Dark%20halo%20craterlets Dark halo craterlets]
[/Domes Domes]
[/Lunar%20Dorsum Dorsa - mare ridges]
[/FFC%20List Floor Fractured Craters]
[/Lunar%20Lacus Lacus - lakes] (and other unnamed dark spots).
[/Lunar%20Mare Maria - seas]
[/Lunar%20Mons Mountains]
[/Oblique%20Impact%20Craters Oblique Impact Craters]
[/Lunar%20Palus Palus]
[/Partially%20Buried%20Craters Partially Buried Craters]
[/Lunar%20Promontorium Promontoria]
[/Pronounced%20Central%20Peaks Pronounced Central Peaks]
[/Ray%20craters Ray craters] (and bright -high albedo- spots).
[/Lunar%20Rilles Rilles]
[/Lunar%20Rupes Rupes - faults]
[/Lunar%20Sinus Sinus]
[/swirl Swirls]
[/Terrae Terrae] (discontinued)
[/Twin%20craters Twin craters]
[/Lunar%20Valleys Vallis - valleys]
[/Lunar%20Volcanoes Volcanoes]

[/Special%20Features%20Lists#toc2 Nomenclature Lists]

[/Nomenclature-Country Nomenclature-Country]
[/Nomenclature-Jesuits Nomenclature-Jesuits]
[/Nomenclature-Selenographers Nomenclature-Selenographers]
[/Unofficial%20Names Nomenclature-Unofficial/Informal/Discontinued]

· [/clair-obscur Optical Feature Names]
· [/Unofficial%20Names%20%28A%20to%20F%29 Unofficial Names (A to F)]
· [/Unofficial%20Names%20%28G%20to%20L%29 Unofficial Names (G to L)] (+ small interview).
· [/Unofficial%20Names%20%28M%20to%20R%29 Unofficial Names (M to R)] (+ list of people behind Unofficial /Informal /Discontinued Nomenclature).
· [/Unofficial%20Names%20%28S%20to%20Z%29 Unofficial Names (S to Z)] (+ miscellaneous Info).
· [/Names%20of%20G.B.Riccioli Names of G.B.Riccioli]
· [/Names%20of%20Felix%20Chemla%20Lam%C3%A8ch Names of Felix Chemla Lamèch]
· [/Unofficial%20Names%20of%20Hugh%20Percy%20Wilkins Unofficial Names of Hugh Percy Wilkins]
[/Nomenclature-Women Nomenclature-Women]

[/Special%20Features%20Lists#toc3 Other]

[/Apollo%208%20Orbital%20Lunar%20Photography Apollo 8 Orbital Lunar Photography] (a handy guide to the many orbital pans created by David Woods and Frank O'Brien of the Apollo 8 Flight Journal).
[/Anaglyph Anaglyphs of the lunar surface] (3D-Stereo images of the telescopically observed moon, Apollo orbital observations, and Apollo surface 3D-photography).
[/Guinness%20Book%20of%20Lunar%20Records Guinness Book of Lunar Records]
[/Lunar%20Orbiter%201%20-%20catalog%20of%20photographed%20features Lunar Orbiter 1 - catalog of photographed features]
[/Lunar%20Orbiter%202%20-%20catalog%20of%20photographed%20features Lunar Orbiter 2 - catalog of photographed features]
[/Lunar%20Orbiter%203%20-%20catalog%20of%20photographed%20features Lunar Orbiter 3 - catalog of photographed features]
(Lunar Orbiter 4 - catalog of photographed features, see: the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Search By Feature Name).
[/Lunar%20Orbiter%205%20-%20catalog%20of%20photographed%20features Lunar Orbiter 5 - catalog of photographed features]
[/Unknown%20lunar%20regions%20on%20orbital%20Apollo%20photography Unknown lunar regions on orbital Apollo photography]
[/Guide%20to%20NASA%20SP-362%20Apollo%20Over%20The%20Moon Guide to NASA SP-362 Apollo Over The Moon]
[/Images%20needed Images needed]
[/Administrator%20attention%20needed Administrator attention needed]
[/the-Moon%20Wiki%20--%20Planning%20Pages Planning Pages]

[/Lunar%20100 Lunar 100]

[/Lunar%20100#toc1 Description]
[/Lunar%20100#toc2 Lunar 100 List]
[/Lunar%20100#toc3 Additional Information]
[/Lunar%20100#toc4 LPOD Articles]
[/Lunar%20100#toc5 Lunar 100 Links]
[/Lunar%20100#toc6 Bibliography]

[/Glossary Glossary]

[/Glossary#toc1 Feature Nomenclature]

[/Albedo%20feature Albedo feature] - unusually dark or light
[/Boulder%20tracks Boulder tracks] - narrow grooves left by rolling or sliding rocks and boulders
[/Catena Catena] - a chain of craters
[/Central%20peak%20composition Central peak composition] - chemical makeup of crater central peaks
[/Concentric%20crater Concentric crater] - small crater with two rims, sort of..
[/Crater Crater] - circular depression
[/Cryptomaria Cryptomaria] - hidden maria
[/Dark-halo Dark-halo] - low-albedo deposits surrounding some craters
[/Dorsum Dorsum] - ridge
[/Floor%20Fractured%20Craters Floor Fractured Crater] -impact morphology modified by volcanic-related activity
[/Fossa Fossa] - long, narrow depression
[/Lacus Lacus] - "lake" (small plain)
[/Landing%20site%20name Landing site name] - at or near Apollo landing site
[/Lunar%20Basins Lunar Basin] - extremely large impact craters
[/Mare Mare] - "sea" (large circular plain)
[/Minor%20feature Minor feature] - extremely small named craters
[/Mons Mons] - mountain
[/Mons Montes] - mountain range
[/Oceanus Oceanus] - "ocean" (very large dark area)
[/Palus Palus] - "swamp" (small plain)
[/Planum Planum] - high plain
[/Planitia Planitia] - low plain
[/Promontorium Promontorium] - headland or promontory
[/Pyroclastic Pyroclastic] - type of rocks of volcanic origin
[/Radar%20bright Radar bright] - radar bright craters are young
[/Ray%20craters Ray craters] - craters with prominent 'rays' extending outward
[/Rima Rima] - fissure (Latin) or rille (German for groove)
[/Rupes Rupes] - fault
[/Satellite%20feature Satellite feature] - lettered crater
[/Sinus Sinus] - "bay" (small plain)
[/Swirl Swirl] - bright areas typically associated with strong magnetic anomalies
[/Moore%20et%20al%2C%201980 Thermal anomaly crater] - craters that have temperature anomalies during eclipses (described in [/Moore%20et%20al%2C%201980 Moore et al, 1980])
[/Tholus Tholus] - small, domical hill
[/Vallis Vallis] - valley
[/Lunar%20Volcanoes Volcano] - possible or actual

[/Glossary#toc2 Organizations]

[/ALPO ALPO] - Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers
[/BAA BAA] - British Astronomical Association
[/DMA DMA] - Defense Mapping Agency
[/GLR GLR] - Geological Lunar Researches Group
[/IAU IAU] - International Astronomical Union
[/JPL JPL] - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
[/JSC JSC] - Johnson Space Center
[/LPACC LPACC] - Lunar Photography and Cartography Committee
[/LPI LPI] - Lunar and Planetary Institute
[/LPL LPL] - Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
[/NASA NASA] - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
[/TGLN TGLN] - Task Group for Lunar Nomenclature
[/USGS USGS] - United States Geological Survey
[/WGPSN WGPSN] - IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature

[/Glossary#toc3 Acronyms and abbreviations]

[/AIC AIC] - 1:500,000 map series (1/4 of LAC zone, very limited coverage)
[/CMP CMP] - Command Module Pilot ([/Apollo%20program Apollo program])
[/CSM CSM] - Command Service Module ([/Apollo%20program Apollo program])
[/DEM DEM] - digital elevation model
[/IAU%20directions IAU directions] - north up, east to right
[/IAU%20nomenclature IAU nomenclature] - official system for naming Lunar features
[/JPL%20Horizons JPL Horizons] - online solar system ephemeris
[/LAC LAC] - 1:1,000,000 map series (44 maps, partial coverage, nearside only)
[/LAC%20zone LAC zone] - notation defining lunar map area
[/LM LM] - Lunar Module ([/Apollo%20program Apollo program])
[/LM%20map%20series LM map series] - 1:1,000,000 map series (updates of LAC series; 11 maps only)
[/LMP LMP] - 1:5,000,000 map series (3 maps, full coverage)
[/LPOD%20Index LPOD] - Lunar Photo of the Day (website)
[/LRL LRL] - Lunar Receiving Laboratory
[/LTM LTM] - early nearside topographic map in east and west hemispheres
[/LTO LTO] - 1:250,000 map series (1/16th of LAC zone, partial coverage in [/Apollo%20program Apollo] zone)
[/LTVT LTVT] - Lunar Terminator Visualization Tool (computer program)
[/PI PI] - principal investigator
[/Map-a-Planet Map-a-Planet] - on-line service for interactively creating lunar maps
[/S-IVB S-IVB] - (or S-4B) - The stage of the Saturn-V rocket which boosted the CSM and LM out of Earth orbit, enroute to the moon ([/Apollo%20program Apollo program])
[/SIM SIM] - Scientific Instruments Module ([/Apollo%20program Apollo program])
[/Topophotomap Topophotomap] -- same as LTO but covers smaller area; various scales; limited coverage
[/ULCN ULCN] - Unified Lunar Control Network
[/VIP VIP] (VIP-site).
[/VMA VMA] - Virtual Moon Atlas (computer program)
[/Xi-Eta Xi-Eta] - position of nearside feature in X-Y coordinates

[/Glossary#toc4 Other terms]

[/Albedo Albedo] - the reflectance of a surface
[/Anaglyph Anaglyph] - stereoscopic image composed of two slightly shifted images, both in opposite colors
[/Apollo%208%20Orbital%20Lunar%20Photography Apollo 8] - first manned mission to orbit the moon (december 1968).
[/Clair-obscur Clair-obscur] - "features" produced by patterns of light and shadow; also called "Trompe l'oeil"
[/Colongitude Colongitude] - 90° minus longitude of [/subsolar%20point subsolar point]
[/Conjunction Conjunction] - Moon and Sun in same direction in sky
[/Earthshine Earthshine] - Earth-to-moon reflected sunlight, also called "Ashen Light"
[/Elongation Elongation] - apparent angle between Sun and Moon
[/Evening%20Terminator Evening Terminator] - line of sunset on the Moon
[/Librations Librations] - apparent rocking motions of the Moon as viewed from Earth
[/Limb Limb] - the Moon's edge
[/Lunar%20Orbiter Lunar Orbiter] - space mission
Lunar Pyroclastic Volcanism Project - USGS cataloging of volcanic ash deposits
[/Morning%20Terminator Morning Terminator] - line of sunrise on the Moon
[/Opposition Opposition] - Moon opposite Sun in sky
[/Opposition%20Surge Opposition Surge] - increase in brightness near zero phase angle
Pareidolia - images of living creatures (mostly faces) and other familiar objects seen in Earth's and the moon's surface formations (an optical illusion, often called "Trompe l'oeil")
[/Phase Phase] - illuminated fraction of Moon
[/Phase%20Angle Phase Angle] - angle between Sun and observer as seen from Moon
[/Phases Phases] - named points in the lunar cycle (New, First Quarter, Full, Last Quarter)
[/Resolution Resolution] - the size of the smallest detectable detail
[/Retro-Reflection%20phenomena Retro-Reflection phenomena] - lunar Heiligenschein
[/Selenographic%20Coordinates Selenographic Coordinates] - system of latitude and longitude on Moon
[/Stratigraphy Stratigraphy] - system to rank relative age of rocks
[/Sub-Earth%20Point Sub-Earth Point] - location on surface where Earth is directly overhead
[/Subsolar%20Point Subsolar Point] - location on surface where Sun is directly overhead
[/Sun%20angle Sun angle] - angle of sun above local horizontal
[/Synodic%20month Synodic month] - interval from New Moon to New Moon
[/Terminator Terminator] - the line separating the sunlit and shadowed side of the Moon

[/Bibliography Bibliography]

[/Bibliography#toc1 Maps, atlases and related]
[/Bibliography#toc2 Scientific]
[/Bibliography#toc3 Guides]
[/Bibliography#toc4 Histories]
[/Bibliography#toc5 Popular/General Interest]
[/Bibliography#toc6 Articles]

[/LPOD Lunar Photo of the Day]

Today's LPOD
About LPOD
Submit an Image

LPOD Search
Kurt's LPOD Index
Photo Gallery
[/LPOD%20Miscellany LPOD Miscellany]

[/Lunar%20Maps Lunar Maps]

[/Lunar%20Maps#toc1 Chronological List]
[/Lunar%20Maps#toc2 Trivia]
[/Lunar%20Maps#toc3 LPOD]
[/Lunar%20Maps#toc4 Bibliography]

[/R%C3%BCkl%20Index%20Map Rükl-based Index to the-Moon Wiki]

- [/R%C3%BCkl%20Index%20Map#toc1 Description]
- [/R%C3%BCkl%20Index%20Map#toc2 Index Map]
- [/R%C3%BCkl%20Index%20Map#toc3 Links to Sectional Maps]
- [/R%C3%BCkl%20Index%20Map#toc4 Additional Information]

[/Lunar%20Missions Lunar Missions]

[/Lunar%20Missions#toc1 Completed Missions and Programs]
[/Lunar%20Missions#toc2 Active Missions]
[/Lunar%20Missions#toc3 Planned Missions]
[/Lunar%20Missions#toc4 Comparison of Lunar Orbiter Instrumentations]
[/Lunar%20Missions#toc5 References]

[/Lunar%20Places Lunar Places]

[/Lunar%20Places#toc1 Lunar Web Sites]
[/Lunar%20Places#toc2 Lunar Photograph Web Sites]
[/Lunar%20Places#toc3 Observatories]
[/Lunar%20Places#toc4 Research Centers]

[/Nomenclature#toc0 Lunar Nomenclature]

[/Nomenclature#toc1 IAU Planetary Gazetteer]

[/Nomenclature#toc2 IAU nomenclature]

- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc1 Description] 
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc2 Additional Information]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc3 Pre-History]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc4 The Beginnings]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc5 The Middle Phase]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc6 The Space-based Phase]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc7 The Planetary Gazetteer Phase]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc8 Recent Developments]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc9 IAU Name Change Chronology]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc10 Criticisms]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc11 Disclaimer]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc12 LPOD Articles]
- [/IAU%20nomenclature#toc13 Bibliography]
[/Nomenclature#toc3 IAU Names Chronology]
[/Nomenclature#toc4 Who's Who on the Moon]
[/Nomenclature#toc5 Major Maps and Books]
[/Nomenclature#toc6 Excerpts from Transactions of the IAU]

[/Nomenclature#toc7 A Nomenclature Zoo]

- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc1 Statistics] 
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc2 Oldest-Newest]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc3 Odd Characters]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc4 Largest -- Smallest]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc5 Longest-Shortest]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc6 Volcanoes]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc7 Non-scientists]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc8 Living People]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc9 Multiple Honorees]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc10 Sound-Alikes]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc11 Moved Names]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc12 Dropped Names]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc13 Shortest-lived Name]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc14 The 44 Writers, etc.]
- [/Nomenclature%20Zoo#toc15 First Names]
[/Nomenclature#toc8 Invalid NASA Names]

[/Nomenclature#toc9 Landing Sites]

- [/Landing%20Sites#toc1 Description] 
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc2 Additional Information]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc3 List of Sites]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc4 Apollo 11 Site]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc5 Apollo 12 Site]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc6 Apollo 13]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc7 Apollo 14 Site]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc8 Apollo 15 Site]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc9 Apollo 16 Site]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc10 Apollo 17 Site]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc11 Luna 2]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc12 Luna 9]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc13 Luna 16]
- [/Landing%20Sites#toc14 Surveyor Missions]
[/Nomenclature#toc10 LPOD Articles]
[/Nomenclature#toc11 Bibliography]

[/A%20New%20Atlas%3F A New Atlas?]

[/Children%27sBooks Children's Books]

[/Children%27sBooks#toc1 Non-Fiction]
[/Children%27sBooks#toc2 Fiction]
[/Children%27sBooks#toc3 Picture Books]
[/Children%27sBooks#toc4 Additional Information]

Lunar Scientists

[/Warner%20Collection Warner Collection]

[/Intro%20%26%20Index Intro & Index]

[/Individual%20Scientists Individual Scientists]

[/Individual%20Scientists#toc0 Lunar Scientists]
[/Individual%20Scientists#toc1 Ancient]
[/Individual%20Scientists#toc2 17th-19th Centuries]
[/Individual%20Scientists#toc3 20th Century]

[/R%C3%BCkl%20Index%20Map Rükl Map Images]

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