National Moon Day

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One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind... and an excellent excuse to dig into a tub of astronaut ice cream, National Moon Day orbits around on July 20th each year! This day brings together space enthusiasts, over-the-moon dreamers, and even those of us just looking for a reason to eat ice cream.

When is Moon Day?

It's national moon day on the 20th July.

What's National Moon Day ?

Observed annually on July 20th, National Moon Day celebrates the remarkable achievement of landing the first humans on the moon in 1969. That's right! This isn't just a celebration of our dusty, crater-filled space neighbor - it marks one of the greatest technological feats in human history.


The Apollo 11 mission, carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, lifted off to space from Earth on July 16, 1969, and touched down on the moon's surface on July 20 of that same year. President Richard Nixon declared this day as National Moon Day in 1971, and has since been a day to reflect on human potential and our place in this vast universe.

Celebrating National Moon Day

How to celebrate such a day? Well, there's a universe of possibilities! Attend a local planetarium show, dive into the depths of space documentaries, or hold an intergalactic themed party. And let's not forget the astronaut ice cream - freeze-dried or not, it's a must have!

Social Media Impact

National Moon Day really rocketed onto social media on July 20, 2020, with a whopping 7301 mentions detected in a single day. Clearly, there's no lack of love for our celestial buddy above, or any shortage of ice cream lovers, either!

Did you know?

Did you know that the footprints left by astronauts on the moon could remain visible for up to a million years? That's due to the moon's lack of atmosphere and weather, which means there's no erosion.


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20th July 2015

Most mentioned on

20th July 2020

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