In case you forgot, the Moon is awesome. Tonight is International Observe the Moon Night. We all get to be citizen scientists as we look at the sky. NASA has a bunch of info and details on how you participate
The public is invited to participate in several of NASA’s virtual activities in celebration of International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 16. This celebration provides opportunities to learn about lunar science and exploration, observe celestial bodies, and honor personal and cultural connections to the Moon.
The Moon will be a waxing gibbous on Oct. 16, offering great opportunities for viewing along the terminator – the line between night and day.
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