Apollo anniversary sparks interest in moon

July 20th was the fiftieth anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon and the milestone has created renewed intrigue in Earth's only natural satellite at the local level. Door Peninsula Astronomical Society President Dave Lenius says this summer has produced many first-time participants to the organization's viewing parties.


The moon is currently in a cycle where it is close to Earth providing unique events such as super moons, eclipses, and blood moons with regularity. International Observe the Moon Night is next Saturday and the Astronomical Society has an event planned for the evening.


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