Thursday, September 26, 2019

Observe the Moon Night - October 5, 2019

International observe the moon night is October 5th. moon.nasa.gov/observe
From https://moon.nasa.gov/observe-the-moon/annual-event/overview/

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.

Each year, thousands of people participate at museums, planetaria, schools, universities, observatories, parks, businesses, and backyards around the world. Anyone can participate. All you need to do is look up! Any astronomy club, interested group, or individual can host an event; events range from small family gatherings to community events that draw hundreds of visitors!

The event occurs in September or October, when the Moon is around first quarter. A first quarter Moon is visible in the afternoon and evening, a convenient time for most hosts and participants. Furthermore, the best lunar observing is typically along the dusk/dawn terminator, where shadows are the longest, rather than at full Moon.

You can register your participation at https://moon.nasa.gov/observe-the-moon/register/

Plan Ahead!

Upcoming dates for International Observe the Moon Night

  • October 5, 2019
  • September 26, 2020
  • October 16, 2021