While most people on this planet take the moon for granted, people in space programs around the world, including at NASA, do not. In fact, this Saturday night in a few hours (insert hours at time of posting) from now, was declared a “International Moon Night Observation” and there are celebrations planned all over the world to celebrate it.
This Saturday night (assuming the night sky is clear enough where you will be) you can join people from around the world to pause and look up and celebrate what NASA is calling a Global Moon Party… follow this link to learn more about the night’s activities and participate wherever you are – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61JyMG_zMs
On Saturday evening, October 16, there will be a live NASA TV show and many other events planned. For example, you can:
- Join the conversation on social media using #ObserveTheMoon and explore lunar sights and art from around the world. Image: Photo gallery of the Flickr International Observe the Moon Night 2020 group.
- Start a month-long lunar diary
- Take on an Astronomical League moon observation challenge
- Get tips for taking moon photos not only with professional cameras, but only with your cell phone.
- Write a lunar haiku
- Learn the phases of the moon
- Go to a planetarium to see the craters of the moon
- Make friends with someone with a telescope to aim at the moon for a closer look
- Grab a warm jacket, blanket, and have a friend join you on a hill – and just watch the moon.
- Stay inside and log in to see what’s happening around the world and participate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61JyMG_zMs
For more information held on this global moon watching event: https://moon.nasa.gov/observe-the-moon-night/