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History and Sky Lore

It’s the Blue Moon . . . the “True” Blue Moon!

If skies are clear this weekend, you'll see the full Moon. And not just any old full Moon, but the Blue Moon . . . the "true" Blue Moon!

full Moon

Moon

7 Easy Things to See on the “Supermoon”

Seven easy and rewarding targets to explore when the Moon is full.

Moon over Sequoia National Park

Celestial Objects to Observe

International Observe the Moon Night Is Here

International Observe the Moon Night is here. Step outside Saturday evening and admire our closest celestial neighbor with your family.

Gibbous Moon

Moon

Diving Into the Moon's Bay of Rainbows

This curious lunar feature — visible the nights of March 4th and April 2nd — is a delight in small scopes or even binoculars.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Winter’s High Moon

A nearly full Moon offers plenty to see and ponder.

Celestial News & Events

Crack Your Crescent Moon Record

Calling all crescent lovers! Here's a chance to set a new personal record by seeing one of the oldest moons ever.

Moon

International Observe the Moon Night 2019

Observe the first-quarter Moon on October 5 for International Observe the Moon Night. Here's a guide to tell you what to look for.

Moon phases in perspective

Celestial Objects to Observe

August Will Have Two New Moons! What’s the Big Deal?

First there were "blue Moons;" now there are "black Moons." What do these terms mean . . . and do they matter?

Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins

Explore the Night with Bob King

Celebrate Apollo 11 with a Visit to Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins Craters

Find the craters named for the three astronauts who flew the first manned mission to land on the Moon.

Celestial News & Events

Get Ready for International Observe the Moon Night

Fasscinated by our Moon? Want to know more about it? Join fellow lunar enthusiasts on Saturday, October 20th, for International Observe the Moon Night!

Planets

Observing Earth from the Moon

Ever wondered what it would be like to see the Earth from the Moon? Join Bob King as he explores this from the perspective of the Apollo 17 astronauts.

Explore the Night with Bob King

Here Comes the Harvest Moon!

This month's Harvest Moon will be up early to light the night as well as act as a beacon for watching the annual fall bird migration through a small telescope.

Tycho Crater, Image by Frank Barrett

Explore the Night with Bob King

Full Moon Is Tycho Time

With this week's full Moon, the dazzling crater Tycho will be in full regalia. Time to catch some rays!

Celestial News & Events

What's the Thinnest Crescent Moon You Can See?

A slender Moon is an beautiful and inspiring sight. December and January offer several opportunities to see these exceptional crescents.

Moon

Find the Phase of the Moon

Learn the phase of the Moon tonight, the day you were born, or on any historical date.

Moon

Bah, Humboldt! Visiting a Fringe Crater

Meet Humboldt, a magnificent lunar crater compromised by its life on the edge.

Moon

Winter Nights Exploring the Lunar Arctic

Put on a coat, set up your scope, and become a polar explorer as we visit off-the-beaten-path craters and maria in the Moon's arctic vastness.

Celestial Objects to Observe

What is a Supermoon? Facts vs. Fiction

The perpetuation of the supermoon myth is mostly motivated by desire for publicity. But much of what we call the supermoon is just our eyes playing tricks on us.

Lava Bumps Near Copernicus

Explore the Night with Bob King

A Little Guide to Lunar Domes

With this week's waxing Moon, we set off to explore its volcanic past with a look at a dozen intriguing lunar domes.

Phases of the Moon

Moon

What are the Phases of the Moon?

The phases of the Moon are determined by the relative positions of the Moon, Earth, and Sun.

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