Illustration of a kid's hand holding a marker, drawing the features of the Moon against a night sky.
Published: September 2, 2022

Viewing the Moon with binoculars or imaging equipment? Take on a two-part Observing Challenge from the Astronomical League.

  • Do an outreach activity to spread the word about International Observe the Moon Night. This could be an official International Observe the Moon Night event, or any activity that encourages observing the Moon in general.
  • Using binoculars or imaging equipment, observe the following 15 targets, and document your observations:
    • ​Mare Crisium
    • Mare Fecunditatis
    • Mare Frigoris
    • Mare Nectaris
    • Mare Tranquilitatis
    • Mare Serenitatis
    • Sinus Asperitatis
    • Lacus Somniorum
    • Lacus Temprois
    • Crater Copernicus
    • Crater Tycho
    • Crater Theophilus
    • Crater Aristoteles
    • Crater Endymion
    • Crater Langrenus

For more information about the challenge, including details about how to document and submit your observations, visit the Astronomical League website.

Note: You may make your observations anytime between October 1, 2022 and October 9, 2022. The deadline for submission is November 9, 2022. You do not need to be a member of the Astronomical League to participate in this challenge.

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