International Moon Day is observed on 20 July to commemorate the first landing of humans on the Moon.
Date: International Moon Day is celebrated annually on July 20.
International Moon Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2021 to commemorate the first landing of humans on the Moon on July 20, 1969, as part of the Apollo 11 mission.
International Moon Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of all States in the exploration of the Moon and to raise public awareness of sustainable Moon exploration and utilization. It is also a day to learn about the Moon and its importance to Earth.
International Moon Day is not a public holiday, but many organizations and individuals around the world hold events to mark the occasion. These events may include educational programs, stargazing parties, and exhibits about the Moon.
Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate International Moon Day:
- Learn about the Moon’s history and geology.
- Watch a documentary about the Apollo 11 mission.
- Go stargazing and look for the Moon.
- Attend an event organized by your local astronomy club or museum.
- Create a piece of art or writing inspired by the Moon.
International Moon Day is a great opportunity to learn about our nearest celestial neighbor and to celebrate the human spirit of exploration. I hope you will join me in celebrating this special day!
The theme for International Moon Day 2023 is “Moon: Connecting Minds, Inspiring Actions.”
The official website for International Moon Day is https://www.un.org/en/observances/moon-day.
You can also follow International Moon Day on social media:
- Twitter: @UNMoonDay
- Facebook: @UNMoonDay
- Instagram: @unmoonday