NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

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Four-photo mosaic, starting with the image of a hand holding a Sun Funnel in the bottom left; top left is a refractor telescope in the snow with a Sun Funnel showing the Sun; top right is a large Dobsonian telescope with a Sun Funnel; bottom right is a ghostly image of the Moon projected onto a Sun Funnel.
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October 2021 Edition

Catch Andromeda Rising!
Updated September 15, 2021
 
International Observe the Moon Night is on October 16 this year- but you can observe the Moon whenever it's up, day or night! While binoculars and telescopes certainly reveal incredible details of our neighbor's surface, these tools are not the only way to observe details about our Moon. There are more ways to observe the moon than you might expect, just using common household materials! Find out more about these unconventional techniques in this edition of NASA's Night Sky Notes!

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This article is distributed by the NASA Night Sky Network, a coalition of hundreds of astronomy clubs across the US dedicated to astronomy outreach. Visit nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov to find local clubs, events, stargazing info and more.

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