Moon Day - July 20
Sat, Jul 20, 2024

Moon Day

Moon Day is dedicated to Earth’s satellite, which has a strong influence on our planet and people. The moon has been orbiting the Earth for 4.5 billion years. Since the beginning of humanity, the satellite has been perceived as a source of miracles and magic. July 20 is a great occasion to read more about this satellite.

The History

In 1971, American President Richard Nicholson declared July 20 as Moon Day. On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first landed on the lunar surface. The famous Apollo 11 delivered the astronauts to the moon. After this significant event, many states proposed to establish a Moon Day holiday. President Nixon supported this initiative.

Interesting factss about Earth’s satellite

  • One side of the moon always faces the Earth.
  • The moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun, and also 400 times closer to the Earth than the star that warms us.
  • The moon influences the sea and tides.
  • It formed 4.5 billion years ago when a space body the size of Mars crashed into our planet.
  • There are trees grown from 500 seeds that were in orbit around the moon.

How to take part

Take the time to learn more about the Moon. Another interesting topic to study is the Apollo 11 mission. Get a telescope and look at the surface of the moon if the sky isn’t overcast. Share this holiday on social networks, using the #NationalMoonDay hashtag.

When is Moon Day celebrated in 2024?

Moon Day is observed on July 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday July 20 2024
Sunday July 20 2025
Monday July 20 2026

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