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A moon orbiting a gas giant.

This article is about natural satellites in general. For Earth's moon, see Moon (Earth).

Some planets in Spore are orbited by a moon. They are usually found right next to a gas giant, but are also located at your homeworld as well as a few other random planets. Other than the fact that the moons are orbiting another planet and have less land for colonies, they are the same as a regular planet.


In the 2006 E3 video Will Wright pulls his UFO up to an inhabited Moon that was obviously orbiting a large gas giant-type planet. It is later revealed that the moon was a colony of an alien civilization called Greevils.

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The surface of a T-3 moon.


  • On moons orbiting gas giants, at certain times of the day, the gas giant covers most of the sky and blocks out the sun, creating an artificial night.
  • Your homeworld will always have a moon. The gas giant in your Solar System will not, however many other gas giants do.
  • Destroying a planet with a Planet Buster will also destroy its moon, but destroying a moon will not destroy the planet.
  • Occasionally, the planets and moons may line up, occult, make transitions around the home star or binary, and even undergo a solar eclipse.
  • Empires sending you on a mission will always refer to the destination as a planet, even if it is really a moon.
  • Moons, just like planets, can have rings.
  • Moons with a T-score of 1 are incredibly rare (unless you have terraformed them) and moons with a T-score of 2 are a lot rarer than T-1 moon, moons with terrascore of 3 are practically nonextistant.
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A planet viewed from its moon.

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