Map of the Moon with points of interest highlighted for International Observe the Moon Night 2021
Published: July 20, 2021

These maps depict the Moon as it will appear from the northern or southern hemisphere on International Observe the Moon Night, October 16, 2021. For those celebrating on alternate days, please note that the maps also give an approximation of the Moon’s appearance for several days before and after the event.

Each map includes sections dedicated to lunar landforms, lunar maria (seas of basalt), and human landing sites.

Many of the best views will occur along the terminator (the line between the day and night side of the Moon).


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