The Moon is an ever-changing, yet ever-present interloper in our skies, visible even from the most light-polluted places on Earth. Our unique natural satellite drives the ocean tides and has inspired generations of humans who gaze up at the sky.
So, it’s rather fitting that we have a whole night to celebrate it in a worldwide event called International Observe the Moon Night, happening this year on September 6. Find an event near you on the website, or start an event near you. Don’t forget that you can celebrate the Moon by using MoonMappers to do science, even if it’s cloudy!
This week on Learning Space, we talked with Andrea Jones from NASA Goddard all about Moon Night, its activities, and its history. Check out the video below.