Project by Maria Neagoie


The 2020 International Observe the Moon Night was held on September 26, 2020. There were 3,775 registered events and observers across 104 countries and all seven continents.¬†In order to celebrate this special day, in Physics Class, our teacher encouraged us to make our own Moon Phases Calendar as explained on the NASA website. I followed the instructions at https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/make-a-moon-phases-calendar-and-calculator/ and finished my calendar which I then used daily. In addition, I started monitoring the moon phases every day and took a picture of the Moon whenever it could be seen in my area. Then, I edited the images, indicating the specific moon phase for each day with the help of my calendar, also noting the date and hour when I took the pictures. If you’re interested, you can find the pictures below! Moreover, the project included mentoring younger students so as they would make their calendars as well, therefore I was content to help three sixth graders from my school. I enjoyed being part of this activity and I will definitely modify my calendar at the start of 2021 in order to further use it!