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Friday, September 17, 2010

International Observe the Moon Night!

Oooo! Look what's happening this Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. It is International Observe the Moon Night. Here in the Coachella Valley, the moon will rise at 4:17 p.m. and set by 2:17 a.m. Sounds like a great night for lunar-loving activities like sky watching, moon watching using moon maps and telescopes/binoculars, even going on a moonlit walk! Here are a couple of other ideas you may want to try...

Visit the IOMN site:

Document the monthly moon phases on your window:
Observe the moon for a month+ w/your child and draw each night’s moon phase on the window w/a dry erase marker or white grease pencil.

Learn about lunar phases using Oreos! Sounds delicious:

Write a folding poem about the moon, after spending time with it:

Moon Meditations that inspire you to live fully:

Find moon surface features in your flour tortillas, then eat them!

Enjoy the moon! Share you experience :)