Tonight – October 5 – is the 10th annual International Observe the Moon Night. 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 celestial neighbor.
This year is particularly special as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. NASA is also looking forward to their Artemis program, which will send the first woman and the next man to the Moon.
An important part of observing the Moon is to see how it changes over time. Readers of this blog know I pay a lot of attention to the Moon and its phases. NASA even offers a Moon journal that you can watch the shape of the Moon changing over the course of a month, and keep track of where and what time it rises and sets.