Moonwatching can be great fun. The moon is the closest heavenly object to Earth, very much visible to the naked eye and ever changing! We love full moons don’t you?
Winter on not, head outside and moon gaze. Spot the man on the moon or name one of the lunar maria (latin for seas, but not actual oceans) visible from Earth. Spot the Mare Serenitatis (Sea of Serenity) or the Mare Humorum (Sea of Moisture). Grab your binoculars for a closer look at the moon’s craters. Find Plato, Grimaldi, Copernicus, Kepler and others.
Here are some tips on what the take for the perfect night of observation.
YOU FOUND ME. WHAT AM I? CLICK TO FIND OUT ♥
I am Neptune, the eighth and farthest known planet in our Solar System, from the time new discoveries meant Pluto, formerly a planet, became classified as a Dwarf Planet.
You will recognise me from my distinctive blue hue created by methane in the outermost regions of my atmosphere.
Like Uranus I am an Ice Giant – and my atmosphere is one of the coldest places in the Solar System at a whopping −218 °C. Brrrrrr.
Remember to hover over the egg to reveal the true colours of Neptune and tick the box in your Galactic Checklist!