An alphabetical directory of Lunar place names,
with locations and name origins.
| Albedo Feature
| Catena (Crater Chain) |
| Dorsa |
| Fossa |
Lacus (Lunar Lakes) | Landing
| Maria (Lunar Seas) |
Mons (Mountains) |
Montes (Mountain Ranges) |
| Oceanus | Palus
(Marsh) | Planita
| Rima and Rimae
| Rupes (Scarps) |
Sinus (Bay) | Vallis
| The Full
Moon Atlas |
Are Lunar Formations Named?
Large craters: Famous deceased scientists, scholars and artists;
Small craters: Common first names.
Catenae, Dorsa, Rimae:
Feature names derived from nearby craters.
Lacus, Maria, Paludes, Sinus:
Latin terms describing weather and other abstract concepts.
Terrestrial mountain ranges or nearby craters.
Name of nearby mountain ranges (terrestrial names).
Names derived from nearby features.
For a glossary defining Lunar terminology,
please click here.