It’s been a while since I have dedicated a whole stargazing session just for the moon, the last time was during the last Christmas break. Due to the moon’s close proximity to us, a wealth of detail can be seen even with a small telescope, or just with a pair of binoculars. The 2012 International Observe the Moon Night event will take place on September 22, be sure to pay our closest neighbor a visit!

Moon September 4, 2012, taken with a 4-in f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR, ISO 800, 1/1250 sec exposure. Photo credit: Anthony Urbano

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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