2020 International Observe the Moon Night

September 17, 2020

2020 International Observe the Moon Night

This year marks the 11th anniversary of International Observe the Moon Night. The global event has grown by leap and bounds since 2010. This year will be particularly exciting as the first ever local event in Antarctica will take place at the South Pole! Researchers at the Scott-Amundsen South Pole Station will hold an event and share images the day of the international event. In addition, a virtual event hosted by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Ames Research Center, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Planetary Science Institute will be broadcast live by NASA TV and streamed on NASA’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. More information on this virtual event will be posted soon to the International Observe the Moon Night website.

You can participate in International Observe the Moon Night from wherever you are. Attend or host a virtual or in-person event or observe the Moon from home. The Moon will be close to first quarter – a great phase for evening observing.

Connect with fellow lunar enthusiasts around the world through our Facebook page, #ObserveTheMoon on your preferred social media platform, and the International Observe the Moon Night Flickr group. We encourage you to interpret 'observe' broadly. However you choose to observe, please follow local guidelines on health and safety.

Learn more, register your participation, and find recommended activities, tips and resources to host and evaluate events, and much more on the International Observe the Moon Night website: moon.nasa.gov/observe.

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