Scientists call them "natural satellites". The rest of us normally prefer to refer to them as "moons" - particularly our own Moon, or Luna, as she's known to her friends. The Moon has some of the deepest, most complex and powerful symbolism attributed to it, and with its powers over the tide, weather, and generally lighting up the night sky, who can blame it?
These are tropes that deal with those spheroids that orbit planets and are normally visible when the sun isn't in the way... most of the time.
- Artsy Moon: The Moon depicted in an altered or bizarre fashion.
- Bad Moon Rising: A red moon.
- Cheesy Moon: The Moon is depicted as being made out of cheese.
- Colonized Solar System: The rest of the Solar System being colonized by humanity.
- Deface of the Moon: The villain's plan involves vandalizing the moon.
- Detonation Moon: The Moon gets destroyed.
- Frequently Full Moon: When the Moon is depicted as inevitably full or full for more than two nights.
- Full Moon Silhouette: Something's silhouette is seen in front of the Moon.
- Gigantic Moon: The Moon appears much larger than it ought to.
- Lunacy: Moon-based powers.
- Lunarians: Space aliens originating from the Moon.
- The Man in the Moon: The Moon has a man's face.
- Melancholy Moon: When a character is shown moon gazing, it means they are introspective, isolated, and melancholy.
- Moon-Landing Hoax: The belief that the 1969 moon landing was staged and didn't really happen.
- Moon Rabbit: The Moon's shadows forming the shape of a rabbit standing over a mortar.
- Night and Day Duo: The elemental forces of day and night depicted as polar opposites.
- Solar and Lunar: A visual and/or thematic contrast between the Sun and the Moon.
- Stellar Name: (subsection for names based on the Moon)
- Total Eclipse of the Plot: Eclipses behave like they shouldn't, but who cares? It advances the plot.
- Trip to the Moon Plot: Stories about people traveling to the Moon.
- Weird Moon: Odd portrayals of the Moon in fiction.
- Wolves Always Howl at the Moon: Wolves howl at the Moon at night.
Useful Notes pages
- The Moon: Factual, real-life information about the Moon.
- The Moons of Jupiter: Factual, real-life information about Jupiter's moons.
- The Moons of Saturn: Factual, real-life information about Saturn's moons.
- The Moons of Uranus: Factual, real-life information about Uranus' moons.
- The Moons of Neptune: Factual, real-life information about Neptune's moons.