Quick, before the night is over I have to tell you that tonight is International Observe the Moon Night. Yes, here is some info for you...
International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.
Our nearest neighbor, have you ever thought of the moon that way? I think that is lovely. I have been thinking of the moon recently. The film "First Man" about Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, is in theaters now. On BBC , I read that a new book will be released on Oct. 25th about the space landing in 1968 - "Mission Moon 3D: A New Perspective on the Space Race. It is a 3D book written by David Eicher and Brian May and will have 3D glasses included with it. Now, you are thinking...Brian May, isn't that the name of the guitarist from Queen? Yes, one and the same. Brian May is also an astrophysicist and has had a great fascination with the moon landing since he was a boy. (He even met Neil Armstrong once.) You may read the same article from the BBC just here. I urge you to read it, it is fascinating.
(Researching a bit more, I see that Brian May will have a 3D book about Queen which will come out in November. Perfect timing, of course, since the film about "Bohemian Rhapsody" will premiere the same month.)
May I just say, if you happen to read this post AFTER the official "International Observe The Moon Night", do not despair! Look up at the night sky and observe the moon all year long. Once you notice the beauty of it, you will always see it. You don't have to have a special night for it.
Must have a moon song for you. "Shine On Harvest Moon", you say? Good choice.
Forgot to mention, looking at children's books recently, I saw one that I fell in love with just from the title..."If You Decide To Go To The Moon" by Faith McNulty and Steven Kellogg. I really do judge books by the cover. So sue me!