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15th Apr '17 3:20:57 PM CorahsUncle
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* GiganticMoon: The moon appears larger in the sky than it really is.



14th Apr '17 4:25:43 PM eroock
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* Remnant in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has a ''[[DetonationMoon broken moon!]]'' Being broken causes the moon to appear in one of two forms: full moon and full moon with a giant section bitten out of it, implying that the moon's revolution differs from Earth's moon. The moon does not appear to go through phases like our moon, either; it is always seen in a full glow, which only adds to how [[AlienSky weird]] Remnant is compared to Earth.
14th Apr '17 3:50:05 PM eroock
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* In ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' the moon changes a lot faster than normal [[spoiler: which makes sense when it's revealed a lot of time has passed since Chihiro's family got trapped in the other world]].
14th Apr '17 2:58:34 PM eroock
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14th Apr '17 2:48:17 PM eroock
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** The moon in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', for some reason, has an influence on the whereabouts of the GhostShip. There is even a map illustrating the islands the ship visits according to the lunar phase.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' had a normal moon..then had CHA lasered into it...then explosives filled the C in...then it got a bite taken out of it.
14th Apr '17 2:37:24 PM eroock
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* While ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' tends to follow the lead of its franchise predecessors, the series logo features a yellow, stylized overextended crescent as a background element, and a white one as the "C" in "Crystal." Photorealistic but massively oversized full moons also feature prominently in the TitleSequence and ClosingCredits.

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* While ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' tends to follow the lead of its franchise predecessors, the series logo features a yellow, stylized overextended crescent as a background element, and a white one as the "C" in "Crystal." Photorealistic but massively oversized full moons also feature prominently in the TitleSequence and ClosingCredits. "



* ''Anime/ShamanicPrincess'' is full of [[SceneryPorn lush watercolor backgrounds]] which, given it's occult-centered subject matter, naturally include selectively huge depictions of the moon. But the series [[UpToEleven one-ups itself]] when the moon appears to ''change phases'' from crescent to full when the heroine transforms into her SuperMode in episode 1.
* At one point in ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', the moon goes from being a crescent to full across two episodes that take place ''during the same day''. There's also an episode where the moon is gibbous in one set of scenes and crescent in the next, despite it being the same night, [[spoiler:but there was time travel involved, so there may have been an explanation for that. [[LeftHanging Maybe]].]]



* Earth inexplicably picked up an extra moon during the cataclysm in ''ComicBook/XenozoicTales''.



* The moon appearing in the "A Whole New World" number from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' for some reason actually changes from a full moon to a crescent moon ''in the same night.''
** And at the end of the film, it's actually revealed to be [[Creator/RobinWilliams the Genie]] in disguise!



* ''Film/ATripToTheMoon'' depicts a moon that is not only a [[TheManInTheMoon sentient being with a face]]] but is also covered in giant mushrooms, apparently has enough oxygen for the humans to breathe, and is inhabited by savage RubberForeheadAliens called Selenites. Also, you can jump down from the moon to earth without getting hurt too much.



* In ''Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood'', the Moon is a broken down space sailing ship. Owned by the noble family of Lunanoff, it was attacked by the Nightmare King Pitch and damaged beyond function in the battle, leaving it in its disguised state as an ordinary moon. The only remaining member of the Lunanoffs, the Man in the Moon is raised to adulthood by the ship's crew of robots and large insects and keeps a watchful eye on the Earth to keep the children safe from Pitch's lingering influence beyond the [[SealedEvilInACan can]] he was sealed in as result of the same battle.
* One of the more famous literary blunders occurs in ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'', one scene of which has a thin crescent moon rising at sunset. This is astronomically impossible -- a moon which rises at sunset can only be a full moon, and likewise a full moon can only rise at or around sunset.
* In ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'', the third paragraph of Chapter 17 tells us that "The moon in its first quarter hung over the westward hill". Yet the first paragraph of Chapter 18, one to three hours after the above, says "Outside the night was very quiet and still, and the new moon was setting over the down." Apart from the fact that a new moon rises and sets with the sun -- so if one is setting, it can't yet be night -- there's simply no way that the moon can go from first-quarter to new in only a few hours.



* On the Playhouse Disney children's series ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'', the moon was named Luna and was a good friend of Bear. He would tell her about the events of the day at the end of each episode.



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* In ''ComicStrip/PricklyCity'', the moon starts to make faces when Carmen says we haven't been back in a long time.
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' plays with this: there's an Easter egg where, if you shoot the moon with a sniper rifle, it grows larger and larger until, after 5-6 shots, it reverts to its normal size.



** The main plot of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' revolves around the moon and the fact that it is going to crash into the landscape in three days. It also grew a face, and ''cries rocks''. [[spoiler:At the end of the game, you travel ''inside'' the moon and find that it contains a field with a [[TheWorldTree Tree]] in the middle]]. It also hovers directly overhead for three days straight, and when it finally crashes, it's not all that big to be a moon. Whether it moved across the sky before the events in the game is unclear.
** The moon in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', for some reason, has an influence on the whereabouts of the GhostShip. There is even a map illustrating the islands the ship visits according to the lunar phase. It also changes its lunar phase more quickly, showing seven in one week.

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** The main plot of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' revolves around the moon and the fact that it is going to crash into the landscape in three days. It also [[TheManInTheMoon grew a face, and ''cries rocks''.rocks'']]. [[spoiler:At the end of the game, you travel ''inside'' the moon and find that it contains a field with a [[TheWorldTree Tree]] in the middle]]. It also hovers directly overhead for three days straight, and when it finally crashes, it's not all that big to be a moon. Whether it moved across the sky before the events in the game is unclear.
** The moon in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', for some reason, has an influence on the whereabouts of the GhostShip. There is even a map illustrating the islands the ship visits according to the lunar phase. It also changes its lunar phase more quickly, showing seven in one week.



* In ''ShinMegamiTensei'', the Lunar Phases effect your ability to communicate with demons. The moon shuffles through each of the sixteen different stages of the cycle in the matter of ''a few seconds.''
** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', the "moon" is called Kagutsuchi, and it functions as the Sun of the [[HollowWorld Vortex World]], but it still has waxing and waning phases and can send demons berserk when full.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the Moon is [[spoiler:transmogrifies during the Dark Hour into the physical shell of [[EldritchAbomination Nyx]], personification of Death and the Bringer of [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Fall]]. Upon Nyx's departure, Tartarus is sucked back into it, the Dark Hour ends, and the Moon sleeps once more]].

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* In ''ShinMegamiTensei'', the Lunar Phases effect your ability to communicate with demons. The moon shuffles through each of the sixteen different stages of the cycle in the matter of ''a few seconds.''
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In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', the "moon" is called Kagutsuchi, and it functions as the Sun of the [[HollowWorld Vortex World]], but it still has waxing and waning phases and can send demons berserk when full.
** * In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the Moon is [[spoiler:transmogrifies during the Dark Hour into the physical shell of [[EldritchAbomination Nyx]], personification of Death and the Bringer of [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Fall]]. Upon Nyx's departure, Tartarus is sucked back into it, the Dark Hour ends, and the Moon sleeps once more]].



* In ''Wiz 'n Liz'', the moon has a face. Usually it just looks like it's asleep, but every now and then it will yawn, and come out with an incredibly creepy grimace.



* ''VideoGame/ZorkZero's'' {{Feelies}} include a calendar which shows moon phases. In addition to the usual Full Moon and New Moon are rather more unusual phases such as Empty Moon, Old Moon, Small Moon, Large Moon, Grue Moon, Rad Moon, Bull Moon (as in bulls-eye archery-target moon) and, yes, Weird Moon. The calendar also shows the days for Full Sun, New Sun, and Half-Boz Sun.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''

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* ''VideoGame/ZorkZero's'' {{Feelies}} include a calendar which shows moon phases. In addition to the usual Full Moon and New Moon are rather more unusual phases such as Empty Moon, Old Moon, Small Moon, Large Moon, Grue Moon, Rad Moon, Bull Moon (as in bulls-eye archery-target moon) and, yes, Weird Moon. The calendar also shows the days for Full Sun, New Sun, and Half-Boz Sun.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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* In ''Videogame/AdventureQuest'', there are two weird moons; one has a face and leads to the Void, where the strongest monsters of the game are held. The second also has a face and is an interpretation of the BigBad.



* In the [[AliceMadnessReturns second]] American [=McGee=]'s Alice game, the moon is visible in the obligatory ice level. It not only has a full face, but tattoos and a cigarette in a long holder. Its cigarette's smoke is the aurora which laces through the sky.



* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', the sun and moon have faces and occasionally make quips about what's going on down at ground level. They transform into one another at dawn and dusk rather than rising or setting.
14th Apr '17 1:47:51 PM eroock
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* The Moon in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' is always a crescent, with the overly long horns nearly touching each other. It's as if someone's taken out a large chunk of it, because it ''is''; Koro-sensei [[DefaceOfTheMoon blew up 70% of the Moon in the beginning]], making it a permanent crescent.

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* The Moon in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' is always a crescent, with the overly long horns nearly touching each other. It's as if someone's taken out a large chunk of it, because it ''is''; Koro-sensei [[DefaceOfTheMoon [[DetonationMoon blew up 70% of the Moon Moon]] in the beginning]], beginning, making it a permanent crescent.



* The 2002 remake of ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]'' features a sub-plot about colonizing the moon in the 2030's which goes horribly wrong and ends up with the moon being blown to pieces. When the time traveller later emerges in 802701, the smaller chunks of the moon have been pulled apart and stretched into a mini asteroid belt.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''Smith and Jones'' showed a lovely, round full Earth from the Moon's surface, and on the very same day, a full moon from Earth's surface, creating the implication that the sun is somehow between the two, or that the moon can somehow produce its own luminescence.



* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'': Eggman elects to show the world (well, [[strike:America]] the [[EagleLand United Federation)]] how badass his new KillSat is by aiming it at the moon. It blows off part of the moon, revealing a molten core and apparently having no influence on the planet's oceans. The following game, it's been repaired.
** [[NegativeContinuity And then it's broken again when the plot for the game after that]], ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', needs to continue dealing with said KillSat.
** According to WordOfGod, the Moon is still broken, it's just always facing the other way when we see it. Unfortunately, that still doesn't quite make sense due to the moon's orbit making it always face the same way towards Earth.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'', a runaway planet passes between the Earth and the Moon, and its gravitational field cracks the latter in half, like a walnut. This doesn't affect its orbit in the slightest, but it does end human civilization.
14th Apr '17 1:24:12 PM eroock
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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' "''Kif gets Knocked Up a Notch''", when Kif Kroker constructs a romantic [[HardLight HoloShed]] night scene for Amy complete with impossibly large moon. "And I would pluck the moon from the sky, just to see you smile," and then he ''does''. Later it even saves them during the HolodeckMalfunction when it plugs a hole in the hull.

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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' "''Kif "Kif gets Knocked Up a Notch''", Notch", when Kif Kroker constructs a romantic [[HardLight HoloShed]] night scene for Amy complete with impossibly large moon. "And I would pluck the moon from the sky, just to see you smile," and then he ''does''. Later it even saves them during the HolodeckMalfunction when it plugs a hole in the hull.



* Lots of science fiction shows like to illustrate that a planet is [[AlienSky alien]] by having multiple moons and really big moons, even if they seem too close to exist without tearing the planet apart from tidal forces, or indeed (in the case of Vulcan from ''Franchise/StarTrek'') when the planet has previously been stated to have no moons. Also, fantasy often invokes the ManyMoons trope, albeit with less attention to details like tidal effects since AWizardDidIt.

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* Lots of science fiction shows like to illustrate that a planet is [[AlienSky alien]] by having multiple moons and really big moons, even if they seem too close to exist without tearing the planet apart from tidal forces, or indeed (in the case of Vulcan from ''Franchise/StarTrek'') when the planet has previously been stated to have no moons. Also, fantasy often invokes the ManyMoons "many moons" trope, albeit with less attention to details like tidal effects since AWizardDidIt.
14th Apr '17 1:01:52 PM eroock
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* The god Hades in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' summons the ''Final Eclipse'', which magically aligns all planets and all moons to cover Earth in perpetual darkness. If he had had his way, it would have lasted all eternity.
* In the anime version of ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' the Moon ''and'' the Earth, cast in the role of the "Mystic Moon," display this trope, despite technically not being true moons.



* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[spoiler:Hohenheim tries to counter Father's Nationwide Transmutation Circle by drawing his own transmutation circle on the shadow of the moon. In real life, however, the moon during an eclipse doesn't leave such a nice defined shadow, such as seen [[http://www.opencourse.info/astronomy/introduction/04.motion_moon/eclipse99_mir_big.jpg here]].]]



* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' takes place on the World of Two Moons, aka Abode. Creator-artist Wendy Pini always draws the moons in their correct relative phases (being married to an amateur astronomer probably helps). When other artists attempt it they sometimes get it wrong, for instance drawing the two moons in different phases even when they are right next to each other in the sky. In another particularly egregious example both moons were seen to the left of a cave in one panel, and to the ''right'' of the same cave on the next page. And no, they hadn't had time to move that far between panels.



* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn2TexasBloodMoney'' has a particularly egregious "plot-timed" eclipse, where the moon races across the sun and then stops dead, letting the vampire villains come out from under cover for an extended period.
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'', in which we have a night scene with a full moon and then, a few days later, a total eclipse of the sun. (A solar eclipse can only happen during a new moon; a lunar eclipse can only happen during a full moon.)
** ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'' did the same thing: first showing a solar eclipse and that same night a full moon.
* In ''Film/PitchBlack'' the characters are on a moon of a large gas giant planet, and the planet eclipses the star as seen from its moon, instead of the other way around. The planet rapidly goes from "just touching the sun" to "completely covering the sun" in a matter of moments. As soon as the planet covers the sun, the rest of the film is spent in the titular condition, and dialogue in the film says the eclipse will last a month. Given that the planet is much larger in the sky than the sun is at that distance, a long eclipse is reasonable, although a month is pushing it. A moon with such a long orbital period around the planet would be so far away from it that the planet would be much smaller in its sky.
** It's never explicitly stated in ''Film/PitchBlack'' how long the eclipse will last. None of the characters have any idea, but agree that it will probably last too long to try and wait it out.



* An episode of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' had an eclipse lasting for most of the episode (probably a few hours in-story) and it still wasn't over by the end of the episode, when sunlight moves across and revives Claire ''after'' the moon's shadow is seen leaving the edge of the sun's disc.
** This is the second total solar eclipse visible in (all of) North America in ''how'' many years?
** The last eclipse was seen around the entire world.
** The moon was visible in the sky next to the sun just before the eclipse.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', the Day of Darkness consists of a solar eclipse. Considering that the main character and whom the player controls is an avatar of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess, this is a problem. The full eclipse itself starts [[spoiler: with the rise of the Emperor of Eternal Darkness, Yami, and ends when Ammy redraws the Sun in the sky, so it can be anywhere from a few minutes to an hour]], but the initial phase of umbra lasts for several ''hours''. When the characters go through a PortalToThePast several days after a full-moon festival in another town, the first clue that something is wrong is that the moon is full again.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the moon is shown to be full and crescent ''in the same night'' in the episode "The Painted Lady."
** However, the moon's behavior in the solar eclipse was actually fairly realistic--a real eclipse lasts around a couple of hours, give or take, from beginning to end, and is only a total eclipse for a very short time. In the show, the total eclipse lasted eight minutes, as mentioned by one of the characters.
** The moon also taught people [[SupernaturalMartialArts martial arts]].
9th Apr '17 5:43:34 PM nombretomado
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* The god Hades in ''SaintSeiya'' summons the ''Final Eclipse'', which magically aligns all planets and all moons to cover Earth in perpetual darkness. If he had had his way, it would have lasted all eternity.

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* The god Hades in ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' summons the ''Final Eclipse'', which magically aligns all planets and all moons to cover Earth in perpetual darkness. If he had had his way, it would have lasted all eternity.
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