Happy Super Moon: A Brief Overview of the Moon in Pop Culture


Werewolves, it’s time to lock yourselves up extra tight (probably in the library cage, if you’re Oz) — tonight, the full moon will be a “supermoon,” that is, even bigger and brighter than usual. The phenomenon is caused when the moon becomes full at the same time as it comes closest to the earth in its orbit, and has been linked to various natural disasters — though science tells us that’s all nonsense. To celebrate the lunar event, you’ll probably be wanting to indulge in some moon-related pop culture, so we’ve collected 30 culturally relevant moons and moon-related phenomena for your perusal. Click through to check out the moon in all its phases in pop culture, and let us know if we’ve missed your favorite lunar shout outs in the comments.

The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

The Moon Landing

Goodnight Moon

The Moonwalk

Keith Moon

Blue Moon (the beer)

“Man on the Moon” (the song)

Man on the Moon (the film)

Georges Méliès’ Le Voyage dans la Lune

Newt Gingrich’s Moon Colony Promise


“Moon River”

Werewolves during the full moon


The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

Sailor Moon

Moon Pies

“Shine On, Harvest Moon”


The Man in the Moon

The Moon Rabbit

MTV’s Moon Man

“Bad Moon Rising,” Creedence Clearwater Revival

Bad Moon Rising, Sonic Youth

Amblin Entertainment (and ET)

Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon

New Moon

Half-moon Cookie