October 12: International Observe the Moon Night on Tybee Island

Tybee-night-sky-260xTYBEE ISLAND, Georgia — Evenings on Tybee Island beach, allows one to enjoy the dark night sky, nightly!  Special October 2013 night sky dates follow.

International Observe the Moon Night  (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon.  Follow the official conversation (that includes NASA) on Twitter @ObservetheMoon and register your own Observe the Moon event here.

Stargazers and moon watchers can thank the Georgia coast turtles for the dark beach on Tybee Island.  Come, see and photograph the night sky from Tybee Island’s flat, dark beach during full moon, October 18, 2013.

Tybee Island’s efforts to assist loggerhead turtle nesting means that only red flashlights are permitted on the night beach.  It also means street lights are blocked from lighting the beach, plus residents and tourist travelers are alerts to keep lights muted at the beach’s edge.


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