Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

The Moon, also known as Luna, is Earth's only natural satellite, it is, among the satellites of major planets, the largest relative to the size of the object it orbits. It appears in several episodes, beginning with "Home Sweet Pineapple." It plays a major role in the episodes "Sandy's Rocket," "Mooncation," and "Goons on the Moon."



The moon usually appears within the show as a typical animated moon. However, in episodes such as "Sandy's Rocket," "Mooncation," and "Goons on the Moon," and during shots of Bikini Atoll at night, the real-life celestial body is shown. In "SpongeHenge," the moon is sentient, with the face of Paul Tibbitt.

Role in series

"Home Sweet Pineapple"

It appears with Bikini Atoll during a transition.

"Sandy's Rocket"

Sandy first mentions the moon after SpongeBob asks what she is going to do with her rocket. She then says that she is going to the moon and shows it on a poster. SpongeBob then asks if he can go with her, but Sandy tells him "no." However, after some persuasion, Sandy allows him to go. He then runs around the rocket mentioning that he is going to the moon.

Later, Sandy has a Pop-Gun and SpongeBob asks if they are going to hunt on the moon. Sandy says that it is for harvesting moon rocks. Soon, Sandy says that she has been to the moon and there are no aliens there.

That night, Patrick comes over to SpongeBob's house and says that he has heard about SpongeBob's moon trip and he has come to give SpongeBob some Alien-Out!

Later, after starting the rocket, Patrick and SpongeBob find themselves in space. Unknowingly, they orbit the moon for a while and then fall back to Bikini Bottom. Sandy follows the rocket using a jet pack and finds the two are not there.

Meanwhile, in Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob and Patrick think they have landed on the moon. After capturing Gary and Squidward with the net guns, thinking that they are aliens who are projected to look like Gary and Squidward, SpongeBob and Patrick find Mr. Krabs and Mr. Doodles outside Squidward's house. The two hold him up and Mr. Krabs tells them to shoot him, but not his money. SpongeBob then says that they do not want his money and calls him a "moon man."

After capturing everyone in town, the two face Sandy and capture her as well. She tries to tell the two that they are not on the moon and in Bikini Bottom, but the two close the rocket's hatch before she can finish.

After Patrick accidentally captures himself, SpongeBob goes back to the moon thinking that he is going to Bikini Bottom. When he gets there, he realizes his mistake.

"The Chaperone"

It appears at the end of the episode with Bikini Atoll.

"Scaredy Pants"

It appears outside the Krusty Krab towards the beginning of the episode.

It later appears there when Patrick prepares to lower SpongeBob down to pretend to be the Flying Dutchman. It later appears when Patrick starts running after being stung by a jellyfish.

Later, it appears when the real Flying Dutchman is about to show up.

It finally appears at the end of the episode when Patrick runs away from SpongeBob.

"I Was a Teenage Gary"

The moon appears right before the scene with Gary, Squidward, and SpongeBob singing on the fence.

"Sleepy Time"

It appears at the beginning of the episode with Bikini Atoll.

"Big Pink Loser"

It appears with Bikini Atoll right after the scene with SpongeBob and Patrick walking into the sunset.


It appears with Bikini Atoll right before Wormy's metamorphosis scene.

"Patty Hype"

It appears with Bikini Atoll right before the scene with the Pretty Patty customers returning to get their money back.

"Life of Crime"

Patrick mentions it as one of the locations that SpongeBob and Patrick should take the balloon.

It appears at the end with Bikini Atoll.

"Christmas Who?"

It appears during the song "Santa's Coming Tonight" with Bikini Atoll.

"Welcome to the Chum Bucket"

It appears during the last part of the song "This Grill is Not a Home."

"The Secret Box"

It appears at the end with Bikini Atoll.

"Krusty Love"

The moon is mentioned when Mr. Krabs says, "A trip to the moon?"

"Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm"

It appears at the beginning of the episode with Bikini Atoll.

"One Krabs Trash"

It appears at Floater's Cemetery, next to the sign. It also appears behind a ship in the cemetery. It later appears when Mr. Krabs does his jump above the skeletons. It then appears with Bikini Atoll, while Mr. Krabs' fighting noises can be heard.

"As Seen on TV"

It appears with Bikini Atoll after SpongeBob finishes watching the Krusty Krab commercial.

"Can You Spare a Dime?"

It appears with Bikini Atoll after SpongeBob waxes Squidward's head.

"Krab Borg"

It appears with Bikini Atoll while SpongeBob screams.

"Rock-a-Bye Bivalve"

It appears with Bikini Atoll between the first cartoon scenes of Patrick's first day of work.

"Krusty Krab Training Video"

It appears above the Krusty Krab when the narrator says, "It did not get that way over night because the store closes at six."

It later appears in the image of the depressed Mr. Krabs.

"Party Pooper Pants"

It appears with Bikini Atoll after the "Please Stand By" screen appears. It also appears with the island after SpongeBob gets arrested.

"Fear of a Krabby Patty"

It appears with Bikini Atoll during the time passing scene.

"Have You Seen This Snail?"

It appears in the image of sad SpongeBob looking at Gary's food bowl during the song "Gary Come Home."

"Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture"

It appears at the very beginning of the episode.


The moon appears with the face of Paul Tibbitt talking to SpongeBob about how his shift is over.

"Penny Foolish"

It appears when Mr. Krabs is driving. It is one of the things that, in Mr. Krabs' head, turns into a penny.


This is one of the main locations of the episode. Sandy and SpongeBob travel here and make many stunts.

"Don't Look Now"

It first appears in the episode when SpongeBob and Patrick think that the Fisherman was after them. It is revealed to just be Jellyfish clumped together to make a silhouette similar to that of the Fisherman.

It later appears twice when Squidward dresses up as the Fisherman.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

It briefly appears when SpongeBob and his friends are shown traveling to get back the Krabby Patty secret formula from Burger Beard.

"The Sewers of Bikini Bottom"

On SpongeBob's "To Do" list, one of the things on the list is, "Take a road trip to the Moon."

"Goons on the Moon"

Sandy Cheeks takes her Science Scouts on a trip to the moon.

"Moldy Sponge"

When the moon comes out, SpongeBob turns into the Moldy Sponge.


  • "Goons on the Moon"- SpongeBob accidentally destroys the moon with Santa's jack-in-the-box.

Associated characters

  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Sandy Cheeks
  • Pearl Krabs
  • Squidward Tentacles
  • Squidina
  • Santa Claus


  • It has been shown that messing with the moon’s orbit will mess with the tide in the ocean as seen in the episode "Goons on the Moon," just like in real life.