The moon takes center stage on Saturday night

Saturday night is the 12th annual International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) and there are plenty of virtual and in-person events around the DMV.

Saturday night is the twelfth yearInternational Moon Night Observation“(InOMN) and the metropolitan area celebrate 9 different events. International Observe the Moon Night sponsored by lunar reconnaissance vehicle and the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, with support from several partners.

Moon watchers and moon lovers all over the world will watch the moon and sponsor moon watching events in celebration.

As stated on NASA’s InOMN webpage, the goals of the International Observe the Moon Night are:

  • Unite people around the world in a celebration of moon observation, science, and exploration.
  • Providing information, a platform and resources to:
    • Raising awareness of NASA’s lunar science and exploration programs.
    • Enable people to learn more about the moon, space science and exploration, using the Earth’s moon as an accessible entry point.
    • Make it easy to share moon-inspired stories, photos, artwork, and more.
    • Inspire continuous observation of the moon, the sky, and the world around us.

IIn this year’s DMV there Held 9 InOMN events. NASA Goddard hosts virtual events, while the National Air and Space Museum’s Haas Public Observatory and George Mason University provide live InOMN events.

The virtual telescope project will be published online 1:30 p.m. EDT to provide commentary and a view of the moon from Rome.

Also online, 4PM EST, Moon and Planetary Institute You will be hosting a live show On a “cold moon” that “will shed light on the mysterious craters of the moon’s south pole that contain water ice and the key to future exploration of the moon and solar system.”

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NASA TV 7:30-8:30 p.m. EDT with greetings from people from all over the world, an ancient Incan story about the moon, a close-up view of the moon’s surface as seen through telescopes in Sloh in Chile and the Canary Islands, and flyovers at Lunar features on this year’s lunar map and information about NASA’s VIPER mission and the Artemis program, which plans to send humans to the moon’s south pole.

Go out and think of the moon…Humanity is going to survive this time. NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket It is prepared for Artemis mission 1 that will launch NASA New manned spacecraft, Orion, outside the moon on a 3-week journey.

Enjoy the autumn night by the beautiful moonlight… Incidentally, that bright “star” in the upper right of the Moon is Jupiter, with annular Saturn to the right of Jupiter.

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Olga Dmitrieva

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