When Neil Armstrong stepped down onto the moon’s cratered surface with the words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” every nation on earth seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief. National Moon Day celebrates not only the historic lunar landing on July 20, 1969, but the day also reminds us of the uphill slog to get the space program literally off the ground. On National Moon Day, we remember both the quirky and profound moments in the space race that ended with the Americans being the first to plant their flag on the moon. Stick around— the story is fascinating! Then learn more about our NASA Grade Air Purification Technology!
National Moon Day Timeline
1) Virtually Visit your Local Planetarium
If you really want to get up close and personal with the moon, check out your local planetarium resources. These domed theaters, with massivetelescopes, project images of the starry night skies filled with countlessspectacular objects we may not be able to see with the naked eye. Visiting theplanetarium encourages us to learn about our universe and, more importantly,where we fit in as human beings. Going to a planetarium is also a unique,educational experience where we can learn about astronomy and other relatedsciences.
2) Connect with your local astronomy club
Are you a student lucky enough to have an astronomy club on campus? If so, don't miss the opportunity to sit in on a discussion of the first moon landing or share looks through a telescope. An astronomy club can point you in the direction of upcoming events where other like-minded souls gather to discuss all the celestial bodies in the universe.
3) Make plans to see the next lunar eclipse right from your own back yard!
Get ready for a nighttime show! Put a reminder in your calendar about the next lunar eclipse. Make plans to bring a picnic basket filled with goodies, a blanket, binoculars or a telescope and head out to your favorite viewing spot. Enjoy one of nature's most dramatic shows!