The day commemorates milestones in lunar exploration, including the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
Space Exploration and Technology:
The moon has been a focal point for space exploration, with both manned and unmanned missions aimed at studying its surface and potential for future human habitation.
International Moon Day encourages educational activities like moon observation, discussions on lunar science, and space-related workshops for students and enthusiasts.
Current Research and Discoveries:
Ongoing research continues to reveal new insights into the moon's composition, geology, and its potential role in understanding the early solar system.
Events such as moonwatching parties, lectures, and exhibitions are organized to engage the public in moon-related topics.
|Purpose||Celebrate and learn about the moon's significance|
|Historical Highlight||Commemorates Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969|
|Cultural Aspect||Moon's presence in myths, legends, and cultural traditions|
|Scientific Exploration||Study of moon's origin, geology, and its impact on Earth|
|Space Exploration||Moon as a focal point for space exploration, manned and unmanned missions|
|Education Focus||Promotes moon observation, educational activities, workshops|
|Research Updates||Ongoing discoveries about moon's composition, geology, and relevance to solar system's history|
|Public Engagement||Events like moonwatching parties, lectures, exhibitions|
|International Moon Day 2023||July 20, 2023||Thursday|
|International Moon Day 2024||July 20, 2024||Saturday|
|International Moon Day 2025||July 20, 2025||Sunday|
|International Moon Day 2026||July 20, 2026||Monday|
|International Moon Day 2027||July 20, 2027||Tuesday|
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