Lists of Lists

The wiki THE MOON now includes more than 2200 named features, all accessible from the alphabetical index in the menu to the left. Sometimes, however, I want to find - and I assume you might too - entries for a specific class of feature, such as rilles, mare ridges, impact basins or other features. This page is our shortcut to such interesting features. You may find other types of features by using the search function, too. There could be other lists - craters with central peaks, for example - that are too hard to make. If there is a special features list you'd like (floor-fractured craters, dark halo craters, wrinkle ridges, etc), please consider making it and then sharing it here. Happy exploring!

Surface Features

Banded craters (and streamers).
Bay-shaped incomplete craters
Boulder Tracks
Caes Catalog (unique and odd lunar surface formations, observable through common and powerful telescopes).
Catenae - crater chains
Colored regions (telescopic observations by dedicated moon-observers, and orbital investigations by unmanned orbiters and Apollo astronauts).
Colored regions - Part 2 (possible hypotheses on the moon's colorations, and the perception of colors).
Colored regions - Part 3 (the subtle colors of the moon's boulders, rocks, and regolith, as seen and photographed by the Apollo astronauts)(the lower part of this page has a survey of spectral-colored diffraction effects and catadioptric phenomena in Apollo's Hasselblad photographs).
Concentric Craters
Cryptomaria - hidden maria
Curious crater clusters (remarkable because of their recognizable shapes)(lunar surface pareidolia).
Dark halo craterlets (DHC, and other low-albedo spots).
Domes (see also page Tholus).
Dorsa - mare ridges (catalog of officially named wrinkle ridges, and also a much larger catalog of unofficially named wrinkle ridges outside the LTO regions).
Floor Fractured Craters (this page, updated since august 2014, contains new lists full of recently discovered FFCs).
Ghost craters
High-Albedo inner slopes (of bowl shaped craters on the moon's near side). The possible visibility of shadowed (yet vaguely illuminated) inner slopes of craterlets, perhaps observable through powerful telescopes.
Impact Melt Craters
Intestine shaped formations
Irregular Mare Patches (IMPs) (new evidence for young lunar volcanism?) (plus additional catalog of IMPs and possible kipuka-like formations, by Danny Caes).
Landing-crash site images from LRO
Lacus - lakes (and other unnamed dark regions).
Limb/ Libration-related features (see page Limb for an extensive list of Limb/ Libration-related LPODs, arranged in a "clockwise" fashion).
Maria - seas
Mensae (table-mountain like elevations, low flat-topped prominences with somewhat cliff-like edges).
Mountains (mountain ranges and clusters of hills and hillocks, solitary peaks).
Oblique Impact Craters
Partially Buried Craters
Planitia (see also page Planum).
Pronounced Central Peaks
Ray craters (and other high-albedo spots, BHC; Bright Halo Craterlets).
Rays (an additional experimental page to try to create a list of major high albedo ejecta-rays around pronounced impact craters such as Tycho).
Rupes - faults (and lobate scarps).
Shallow bowl shaped craters (typical example: Finsch in Mare Serenitatis).
Skylights (mysterious holes, nothing like common bowl shaped craters).
Super boulders (boulders which could be observed through powerful telescopes, and eventually photographed during favourable circumstances).
Swirls (high-albedo formations such as the enigmatic Reiner Gamma formation in Oceanus Procellarum).
Terrae (Riccioli's discontinued nomenclature of his Terrae regions).
Twin craters
Vallis - valleys
Vents (specifically vee-floored elongated vents such the source of the dark ring as south of Orientale).
A B C shaped features

Nomenclature Lists

Nomenclature-Astronauts and Cosmonauts
Nomenclature-Mythological Figures


Anaglyphs of the lunar surface (3D-Stereo images of the telescopically observed moon, Apollo orbital observations, and Apollo surface 3D-photography).
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).
Apollo 8 Magazine 13-E (a handy guide to partially indexed orbital photographs on B-and-W film).
Apollo 8 Magazine 14-B (a handy guide to partially indexed orbital photographs on COLOR film).
Apollo 8 Magazine 17-C (a handy guide to partially indexed orbital photographs on B-and-W film).
Apollo 10 Magazine 35-U (a Hasselblad magazine of not-indexed orbital photographs on color film).
CAES catalog (a catalog of unique and weird lunar surface formations, observable through common and powerful telescopes).
Cx35 - Constellation Program regions of interest for human exploration
GEMINI orbital photographs which show the distant moon (an investigation of scanned online photographs, from the site March to the Moon)(the lower part of this page contains a small series of APOLLO 9 photographs of the distant moon).
Guide to NASA SP-362 Apollo Over The Moon (an overview of all the depicted lunar surface formations, figures 1 to 247).
Guinness Book of Lunar Records (a veritable lunar quiz, with questions and answers).
Lunar observers (Part 1 of an alphabetic list)(A to F).
Lunar observers Part 2 (G to L).
Lunar observers Part 3 (M to R).
Lunar observers Part 4 (S to Z).
LPOD Miscellany (not really a list or catalog, this page is an appendix of interesting images, related to the Lunar Photo of the Day site, compiled by John Moore).
LPOD Miscellany 2
LPOD Miscellany 3
LPOD Miscellany 4
LROC - Browse Gallery Resource - list of image-links to the images that regularly appear on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera's webpage.
LROC Mosaics
Lunar 100 (a popular list of interesting lunar features from Chuck Wood, arranged in order of increasing difficulty of observation from Earth).
Lunar Image of the Week - Apollo Image Archive, Arizona State University (a handy list of weekly featured surface formations, compiled by Danny Caes).
Lunar Orbiter Coverage index to images from missions I, II, III and IV by feature name, as listed in NASA SP-241
Radar Images
Unknown lunar regions on orbital Apollo photography
Zond 8 Orbital Lunar Photography (an alphabetic catalog of Zond 8's photographed Far Side surface formations).


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