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International Observe the Moon Night 2020

Updated on November 17, 2020 - 7:43 PM CST
Posted on October 14, 2020 - 2:11 PM CDT

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On September 26, 2020, hundreds of thousands of people around the world participated in International Observe the Moon Night, an annual worldwide public engagement program that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to planetary science and exploration.

  • 3,775 events and observers registered worldwide (doubled 2019 registration)
  • went from #39 to #14 among NASA's most-visited websites for September
  • @NASAMoon shared content with 339K followers and had 3.26M impressions in September
  • 14,227 #ObserveTheMoon tweets worldwide in September
  • NASA scientists, engineers, and outreach professionals conducted 63 media interviews including 11 in Spanish on 9/25 and answered #AskNASA questions during the event's official NASA TV broadcast on 9/26
  • A live broadcast on September 26th streamed on NASA TV, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch. The archived show on the NASA YouTube channel has 250,000+ views and 68K views on Twitch.

International Observe the Moon Night is sponsored by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, with many contributing partners.