The solar eclipse that is making its way across the United States on August 21, 2017 is a big event. Astronomers, professional and amateur alike, have been planning for this event for years. Small towns across the country that are in the path of the total solar eclipse are sold out of hotel rooms and expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors for this unique event. Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip for the occasion or watching it from your own backyard, we’ve rounded up the best resources to prepare you for the spectacle. Enjoy!
We all know the Earth’s Moon is amazing, but what about the moons of the other planets? All 181 moons of our solar system tell a story about how they were formed, and they have unique textures, colors, shapes, and sizes. We get many requests to add more moons to our MOVA Space collection, so we’ve selected a few of our favorites to share with you. Which of these moons do you find the most interesting and would like to see rotating on your desk in the future?
When was the last night you took time to gaze at the Moon and reflect on your life, past, present or future? If your answer is “too long ago,” then today, September 19th, is the perfect excuse to get back in the moon-watching game. Each fall, International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a celebration of our nighttime version of the sun. Worldwide, people get together to learn about the moon’s history and impact on cultures and of course, sit back and observe. In honor of InOMN, we’ve scoured the web for our favorite fun facts about the Moon and for interactive, creative ways to participate in this special day.