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This Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter composite image shows the Moon as it will appear on the night of Oct. 28 - International Observe the Moon Night. Credit: NASA LRO

Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017!

Saturday, October 28, 2017, is International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. InOMN is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), and the Lunar and Planetary […]

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Views of the Supermoon

What is a Supermoon? And why is it such a big deal for skywatchers? The Moon’s orbit is elliptical, taking it from 362,600 to 405,400 km from the Earth in the course of its 27.55 day orbit from one perigee (closest point) to the next. So when the moon is closer to us in it’s […]

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What’s a Supermoon?

Have you heard ‘Supermoon’ a lot recently? What is it really?  Get the facts for Monday’s Supermoon! The Moon won’t be this super again for 18 years–although we all think it’s super all the time. #Supermoon2016 #SupermoonNovember2016 Resources: NASA and TimeandDate #KtSeery #SupermoonMan

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