International Observe the Moon Night Event

International Observe the Moon Night San Diego Astronomy Event

Free Public Star Party for InOMN

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Sandy Eulitt, Owner and Founder of Stellar Experiences

Local San Diego Astronomer Sandy Eulitt will hold a Free Public Star Party for International Observe the Moon Night on September 19, 2015.  With the Moon just after first quarter, it will be the perfect time to observe the moon without blinding yourself from too much moonlight. Many features of the Moon will be visible, since the moon will be 39% illuminated by the Sun that night. The Moon’s terminator will also be prominent, enabling viewing of the sharp line dividing light from dark on the Moon.

International Observe the Moon Night San Diego Location

To be notified of the event location, you MUST sign up here: Get Viewing Location 

San Diego InOMN location details will be emailed out the day of or the day before the event. Astronomy, especially San Diego astronomy, is very weather dependent. The skies are often darker inland, but sometimes there are thunderstorms during monsoon season, and it is clearer along the coast. At other times, the marine layer along the San Diego coastline is prohibitive, and inland skies are much more conducive to astronomy. For that reason, the final location will not be decided until the day of, or the day before the International Observe the Moon Night event. 

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Moon as it will appear on International Observe the Moon Night, 2015

What to bring to the Observe the Moon Night Star Party

Sandy Eulitt will bring telescopes and binoculars for all to view through. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own telescope or binoculars, along with a chair, snacks, non-alcoholic beverage, and a warm jacket or throw. Using her many years of experience as an amateur and professional astronomer, as well as a college astronomy professor, Sandy will provide expert narrative on the Moon, the night sky, and is happy to answer any questions about astronomy, space, and its ties to STEM Education. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

InOMN Details

The International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide NASA Education and Public Outreach event designed to help people better understand and appreciate our nearest celestial neighbor.

InOMN is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), and the Lunar and Planetary Institute. More information can be found here: 2015 International Observe the Moon Night