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Moon Phase and Libration 2022

This visualization shows the Moon's phase at hourly intervals throughout 2022, as viewed from the Northern hemisphere. Learn more›
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For the first time, scientists have grown plants in sample material returned from the Moon's surface. This breakthrough discovery — decades in the making — could both enable space exploration and benefit humanity.

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Artistic graphic of silhouettes observing a first-quarter Moon. Text reads October 1, 2022.

Join us for International Observe the Moon Night. Celebrate lunar science and exploration with observers around the world on October 1, 2022.

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