Go Outside on an Adventure: Moon Watch

Go Outside Every Night for a Month:

Go outside each night for the next 30 days and look up at the moon.

  • Can you see the moon? Is the night cloudy or is it clear?
  • If you can see the moon, take out your moon phase journal. You can download it below.
  • Write the date and time on the calendar.
  • Draw a picture of what the moon looks like. Is it a crescent moon? Is it a full moon?
  • After the month is over, look at your moon phase calendar. Do you notice any pattern in the shape of the moon?


Educator Guide: Make a Moon Phases Calendar and Calculator - NEW for 2023 | NASA/JPL Edu

In this lesson, students use their knowledge of moon phases to build a calendar they can use to find out when and where to see each phase of the Moon throughout the year. Calendar for 2023 now available for download!

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