The Moon

Waning Gibbous Moon

For new and experienced astronomers alike, the moon offers the best viewing experience we get as astronomers.

For sure, its brightness blocks out other fainter objects in the sky, but that misses the point: it is so close to us that we can inspect this other world in intricate detail and beauty... and never stop finding things we've not seen before.​

Our series of moon articles will help you enjoy it more than ever.

We recommend you start with The Astronomer's Guide to Observing The Moon, but, if you fancy something a little more 'bite size' then check out the other articles on this page.​

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