Moon

Some stargazers find the moon a nuisance. Its brightness makes it difficult to observe the faint fuzzies we love so much. But observing the moon is an age old tradition and it certainly has its charms, be it a luminous orb that lights up the terrain in front of you or a razor-thin slice with shadows scraping against the crater walls.

We offer an array of tips and tricks for observing our friendliest neighbor. We’ll provide maps to help you locate famous seas, mountains, craters and Apollo landing sites. We’ll even help you glimpse the far side of the moon . . . well the 9% you can see on Earth from time to time. Once you’ve read through each of our articles you’ll be a lunar expert, more familiar with the terrain than Neil Armstrong.