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Observe the Moon Night
September 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
One event on October 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm
One event on October 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm
International Observe the Moon Night is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations, and honor cultural and personal connections to the Moon. Note that we encourage you to interpret “observe” broadly.
International Observe the Moon Night occurs annually in September or October, when the Moon is around first quarter ― a great phase for evening observing. Furthermore, a first-quarter Moon offers excellent viewing opportunities along the terminator (the line between night and day), where shadows enhance the Moon’s cratered landscape.
Moon rises over the horizon at 4:20 pm. See more info about moon rise at TimeandDate.com [LINK]
10 Ways to Observe the Moon
Visit NASA Observe the Moon Night for the complete descriptions. [LINK]
1. Look up
2. Peer through a telescope or binoculars
3. Photograph the Moon
4. Relax on your couch
5. Touch the topography
6. Make and admire Moon art
7. Listen to the Moon
8. Take a virtual field trip
9. See the Moon through the eyes of a spacecraft
10. Continue your observations throughout the year