Wikipedia:WikiProject Moon

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WikiProject Moon


WikiProject Moon aims to improve the quality of existing articles related to The Moon, to create articles to cover a broader range of topics, and to categorize and link them in appropriate ways. The result of this work should be articles that are accessible to the lay reader and yet also useful to the professional working in the field. This project is concerned with all subjects related to Earth's only natural satellite, and concrete proposals, suggestions and activities should be discussed on the talk page. Any and all interested parties are encouraged to participate; please let us know who you are by becoming a member.


Guidelines and Wikipedia policy

Editors should become familiar with Wikipedia's policies, most important of which are No original research, Verifiability, and Neutral point of view. The best way to ensure that an article will not be modified ad nauseam by those who are not familiar with the subject is to (1) be clear, and (2) add citations. In general, one should attempt to include general citations for the lay reader, as well as citations to the scientific literature when appropriate. Citations to tertiary sources (such as news articles) or unreliable sources (such as self-published material and web pages) should be avoided.

How can I help?

  • Find pages that interest you, and to add them to your watchlist.
  • Click on "what links here." The information cited on the referring page is sometimes wrong!
  • Add wikilinks to appropriate topics within articles and cross references to the "see all" sections.
  • Identify topics that need work, and list the deficiencies in the talk page or to do list.
  • Add citations!
  • Be bold! If you don't fix it, no one will.
  • Adopt a topic and bring it to Good article status.


Categories are a major part of the infrastructure of Wikipedia. They contain lists of related articles and allow users to find articles that are related to each other. Category:Moon is the main category for the Moon, although most articles should be listed in subcategories. Beginners should use these categories to organize new or existing articles, and advanced editors are encouraged to maintain and edit the category system itself.

Article assessment

Article assessments are used for internal use within this WikiProject, as well as for selection guidance for use in the 1.0 CD release version of Wikipedia. To assess the quality and priority of an article, it is only necessary to add information to the project banner at the top of each talk page. As an example

{{WikiProject Moon| class=B | importance=Top}}

will rate the quality of the article as Class-B, and mark it as being of Top priority. Quality can be one of:

Featured article FA Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status after peer review, and meet the current criteria for featured articles.
A-Class article A Provides a well-written, reasonably clear and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a great article.
GA The article has passed through the Good article nomination process and been granted GA status, meeting the good article standards.
B The article is mostly complete and without major issues, but requires some further work to reach good article standards.
C The article is substantial, but is still missing important content or contains a lot of irrelevant material. The article should have some references to reliable sources, but may still have significant issues or require substantial cleanup.
Start An article that is developing, but which is quite incomplete and, most notably, lacks adequate reliable sources.
Stub A very basic description: the article is either very short, or a rough collection of information that will need much work to bring it to A-Class level.

Priority is a relative grading scheme only for articles within the domain of Moon, and can be one of:

Top Subject is a must-have for a print encyclopaedia
High Subject contributes a depth of knowledge
Mid Subject fills in more minor details
Low Subject is mainly of specialist interest

If article assessments change, or if substantial change to the topic is proposed, such as a merger, please add this to the comments section: This will show up on the bot generated list.

Statistics and related projects

Project Active Members Assess Active
Astronomy 97 Yes Yes
Astronomical objects 23 No Yes
Constellations (TF) 5 No No
Cosmology Yes Yes
Eclipses 4 Yes No
Solar System 30 Yes No
Jupiter (TF) 2 No No
Mars 7 Yes No
Moon 8 Yes No
Spaceflight 79 Yes Yes
Space stations (TF) 1 No No
Timeline of spaceflight (TF) 8 No No
Adopt an astronaut (TF) 2 No Yes

Member counts and activity statuses are correct as of April 3, 2017.

  • WikiProjects - Directory of Space-related WikiProjects
  • Members - Complete member lists of all Astronomy-related WikiProjects

Recognized content

Featured articles

A-Class articles

Good articles

Featured pictures

Featured article candidates

Former featured lists

Former good articles

Former featured pictures

Did you know? articles

Main page featured articles

In the News articles


Add your name to the list here, and add {{User WPMoon}} to your user page. Current members: Template:WPmoon members {{{12dstring (talk · contribs) - Lunar surface features Abebenjoe (talk · contribs) - Project Apollo and related spacecraft projects Anti-Quasar (talk · contribs) - Solar System Exploration,Mathematical Physics & Astrophysics. The Development of the Mathematical Methods for application to problems in the Physics, Space and Motion. Bubba73 (talk · contribs) semi-active Dr. Lunatic (talk · contribs) - Lunar petrology, geochemistry, spectroscopy, space weathering GeoWriter (talk · contribs) - lunar geology, lavas Gliese876 (talk · contribs) - Planetary geology. Lunar mission. IntrplnetSarah (talk · contribs) - lunar geology, lunar sample science kjtobo (talk · contribs) - I'm with Ninney. I can edit and add citations. Krj373 (talk · contribs) Ninney (talk · contribs) - My great ways to contribute would be by making minor edits/corrections to articles (e.g., typos, fixing links, adding references to new secondary sources) Purz12 (talk · contribs) - All topics related to subject SockPuppetForTomruen (talk · contribs) - User:Tomruen/Project_solar_and_lunar_eclipses. Terry0051 (talk · contribs) - Fundamental astronomy, lunar theory, history jstuby (talk · contribs) - Lunar Orbiter images, geology Chiefmartinez (talk · contribs) - Mainly Lunar maria ylimé enirehtac (talk⋅contribs)- anything dealing with the subject matter}}}

To do list

Here is a list of things that need to be done.

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Moon:

Pages needing attention

that it is today.

Topics needing to be added

Project templates

Here are the list of Moon related templates.

Main pages

What to type What it makes Description
{{The Moon}} A footer for important pages concerning the Moon.
{{Infobox Lunar crater}} Infobox for articles about lunar craters
{{Lunar coords and quad cat}} Creates a hyperlinked set of selenologic coordinates and adds the article to the appropriate quadrangle-specific category.

Project banner

What to type What it makes Description
WikiProject Moon (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Moon, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the Moon on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
A banner to be placed on Talk pages, identifying that this topic is managed by the Moon project.
{{WikiProject Solar System|class=|importance=|moon=|moon-importance=}}
WikiProject Solar System / Moon (Rated B-class, High-importance)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Solar System, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the Solar System on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 High  This page has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This page is supported by WikiProject Moon (marked as Top-importance).
For more information, see the Solar System importance assessment guideline.
A banner to be placed on Talk pages, identifying that this topic is supported by WikiProject Solar System.


What to type What it makes Description
General stub for lunar articles.


What to type What it makes Description



0°40′26.69″N 23°28′22.69″E / 0.6740806°N 23.4729694°E / 0.6740806; 23.4729694

Creates a link to a Moon Map, copying the style of Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist