Some of us may remember this little rhyme from childhood - looking at the moon always captures mystery and magic and thoughts of the wider universe.
I see the moon, the moon sees me
The moon sees somebody I want to see
God bless the moon and God bless me
And God bless the somebody I want to see
We can join with others across the universe looking up at the moon on October 28
NASA will be celebrating this year’s International Observe The Moon Night on October 28, when our cosmic companion will be in its first quarter phase and only half-lit.
“We encourage everyone everywhere around the world to look up at the moon that day and take the opportunity to learn about and celebrate lunar and planetary science, exploration, and the personal and cultural connections we all have to our nearest neighbor in space,” Andrea Jones, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter public engagement lead at NASA.
The night sky has inspired the Nightscape Collection - you can have your own moon and stars in silver and gold or share the planets with a friend.