Celebrate moon landing 52 years later

National Moon Day – July 20

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An accomplishment to recognize annually.

Jeslie Avestruz, Staff writer

On July 20, we celebrate the historic 1969 moon landing of Apollo 11. The spacecraft carried the first humans to the moon. American Neil Armstrong was the first of the group to step onto the lunar surface. Buzz Aldrin soon followed Armstrong and both began to collect 47.5 pounds of the moon material. Afterwards, the two men headed back to Earth for the specimens to be analyzed (nasa.gov).

According to moon.nasa.gov, the bright and largest object in our night sky, the Moon makes Earth a more livable planet by moderating our home planet’s wobble on its axis, to a relatively stable climate. It also causes tides, creating rhythm that has guided humans for thousands of years.

Christianalaymandesigns.com  tells us that the moon represents powerful feminine energy. It signifies wisdom, intuitions, birth, death, reincarnation, as well as our deepest needs. Many use the knowledge and cycle of the Moon to a better connect to themselves. From many generations before to now, the Moon has become a greater connection to human life spiritually.

Not only does National Moon Day recognize the moon landing from over half a century ago, it also celebrates the future mission yet to come. The expedition created an achievement for the United Sates to be able to explore more deeply into the whereabouts of the universe. Armstrong’s famous “one small step for man” inspired imaginations and sparked innovation for generations to come.

To participate in the celebration you can

  • Share the memory of the landing
  • Learn more into the mission with documentaries or books
  • Moon gaze when the moon is shining bright at night
  • Explore more about the stories about the moon and its origin
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