International Observe the Moon Night – 2023

Join the global celebration on October 21, 2023 for International Observe the Moon Night.  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.

Create a celebration of your own on October 21, 2023 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 International Observe the Moon Night. You can learn more about how to host an event from NASA.
    • View live streams from supporters across the USA. You can view past 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.

Share your photos of the Moon!

Take photos of the moon on International Observe the Moon Night and share to your social media (Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter) using #ObserveTheMoon, #CTObserveTheMoon and #CTSpaceGrant.  We enjoy seeing how Connecticut residents observe the moon!

International Observe the Moon Night 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!

Is your local library a Lunar Library?

CTSGC has invited public libraries statewide to celebreate International Obsevre the Moon Night with displays and programs in the month before the big event. Stop by your local library and ask if they plan to take part – they are eligible for prizes if they win our Library Display Contest!

    • Are you a library looking for information on our Library Display Contest?View details here.