Sixth Annual International Observe the Moon Night







On September 19, 2015 the world will join together in an annual celebration of lunar and planetary science and exploration: International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).

We invite you to be a part of it!

You celebrate InOMN by hosting or participating in an InOMN event.

Check out the map of registered events on If no one is hosting an InOMN event near you, you can host your own! Invite your patrons, friends, family, or neighbors to look at and learn about the Moon with you.

Hosting an InOMN Event

A guide that walks you through the process of planning an InOMN event of any size is available on the InOMN website (, complete with advertising materials, suggested activities, an InOMN Moon map, evaluation materials, and more!

Worried about cloudy weather obscuring your view of the Moon? 

-The “Moon as Art” collection, chosen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team, showcases data and images from LRO – a spacecraft currently in orbit around the Moon – that reveals just how beautiful science can be! High-resolution images, with descriptions, are available here:

– Additional beautiful, high-resolution images of the Moon’s surface taken by LRO’s cameras are available here:

Join the Conversation

You can also connect to fellow lunar enthusiasts through social media (@observethemoon and #moonnight on Twitter; International Observe the Moon Night on Facebook; and 2015 International Observe the Moon Night on Flickr).

Happy Moon viewing!

The International Observe the Moon Night Coordinating Committee