Observing the Moon is a great way to help your kids discover the awe-inspiring night sky. Be an amateur astronomer family by learning the phases of the moon. Impress your friends, and your children's friends, with the names of 15 visible features such as lava seas and massive craters. This two-page, quick-reference guide includes a map of the moon, a moon phase table and diagram, and tips for observing the moon.
Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
I'm Lisa Harvey, the founder of Our Wide Sky. I've been observing the Moon and the night sky for over 20 years. I am always excited to share my wonder of the sky above us with anyone, especially young people.
This guide is designed to help the families discover the awesome universe. Getting kids excited about astronomy can start a life-long hobby that encourages learning, discovery and an curiosity about the world around us.