International Observe the Moon Night 2021


This year, NASA has announced October 16, 2021 as International Observe the Moon Night 2021.  This is a time to come together with fellow moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to take part in celestial observations and honor cultural and personal connections to the moon. 

Join us on October 16, 2021 for International Observe the Moon Night.

Whether you have a telescope to observe, want to express yourself artistically, or prefer to take a virtual field trip to expand your knowledge of the moon, NASA provides viewers with 10 Ways to Observe the Moon on their website. There are several ways you can participate in Observe the Moon Night:

  • Register to host an event for friends, family, your community or another group to observe the moon on October 16. You can learn more about how to host an event from NASA.
  • View live streams from supporters across the USA. You can view 2020 event information online from the NASA website.
  • Join or view the conversation on social media using #ObserveTheMoon to explore lunar views and art from around the world.

Want to share your own original Observe the Moon photos?

NASA CT Space Grant Consortium (CTSGC) is sponsoring a Photo Contest for this event.  Participants may submit original photos taken during this event on or before October 23, 2021 by posting to social media (Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter) using #CTObserveTheMoon.  Photos may be for anything that is related to the moon, moon observation, or culturally significant activities related to the moon.  The winner of our Observe the Moon Night Photo Contest will receive up to $300 in prize money!

This is a great opportunity to promote learning of nature, science and culture for K-12 education and in the local community.  We look forward to seeing your photo(s) of this exciting celebration!