From your backyard to the National Air and Space Museum, here you can celebrate "International Watch the Moonlit Night".
Saturday night is "International Watch the Moonlight Night", short InOMN. Observers and lovers of the moon, like me, will watch all over the world and sponsor sponsorship events.
As NASA writes on their InOMN website, "International Observe the Moon Night is upon us! Join the World Celebration of Lunar Research and Research on October 20, 2018, taking in the moon in all its glory Every year since 2010, International Observe the Moon Night invites participants around the world to come together to observe the moon and celebrate our next heavenly neighbor. "
InOMN is funded by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) sponsored by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, NASA's Solar System Research Institute and Lunar and Planetary Institute
There are a number of InOMN events in the DC area. See if there's an event near you
NASA's Goddard, the Baltimore Science Center, the Haas Public Observatory of the National Air and Space Museum, and others host Saturday InMN events.
If you can not make an event, or if the sky is not clear, there will be a livestream event with the historic skyline of Rome starting at 1
I've personally seen the LRO at Goddard Space NASA Flight Center was built and had kept pace with the mission over the years. LRO is currently the only active American lunar mission and has enough fuel for another ten years.
The LRO is a forerunner of mankind's return to the moon, on which all space nations are preparing.
Take a look at the moon tonight or every night. It's beautiful, everlasting and turns the night into something magical. Look at the full hunter's moon that rises in the east on October 24th.
Enjoy the night of the moon and contemplate the vastness and splendor of the universe in which you live and we are all part of it.
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