Look Up! International Observe the Moon Night Rises Tonight
by SPACE.com Staff
Date: 22 September 2012 Time: 05:09 PM ET
Astrophotographer Jim "Woody" Woods sent in this photo of
the moon and Jupiter he took at about 1 am, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 from
his backyard in Long Beach, CA.
CREDIT: Jim "Woody" Woods
Many moon-watching events are planned around the world tonight, with NASA and Canadian astronomers aren't missing out. NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and Western University in Ontario, Canada, will hold special events to share methods on how to observe the moon with the public, as well as interesting moon facts and history.
Tonight, the moon will appear half-full in what is known as the first quarter moon, making it a prime target for amateur astronomers and casual night sky observers.
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