Today was International Observe the Moon Night — meaning the moon has been visible since early this evening. The moon is at it’s first quarter phase and has it’s own special day hosted by NASA just to observe it. If you didn’t get the chance to view the moon in the evening, nothing is stopping you from observing it right now! Head out to the park or just step outside your house.
Fun Moon Facts:
- The Moon orbits the Earth every 27.3 days.
- It is the fifth largest moon in the Solar System.
- The average distance from the Moon to the Earth is 238857 miles
- The Moon was formed 4.6 billion years ago
- It is shaped like an egg
- It’s temperature ranges from less than -200° F to more than 200° F
For more fun facts and information on #ObserveTheMoon, check out NASA’s website.
NASA is encouraging those participating to share their experience and any photos they take on social media with the hashtag #ObserveTheMoon, so go out there and observe the moon! If you happen to capture a really cool at the park, send it us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to view them and post to our website!