It comes out most nights, but very often the moon goes unnoticed.
But the moon is going to get noticed on Sept. 19 all around the world, including at Bandelier National Monument.
Bandelier is taking part in the International Observe the Moon Night Sept. 19. The event is organized by the InOMN Team, a group of scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts.
The event is held annually to encourage “observation, appreciation, and understanding of our moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration,” according to the event’s website.
Locally, Bandelier’s event will be at the Juniper Campground amphitheater. Activities will start at 8 p.m.
One of the volunteers for the night is Kelly Ricks, a relative newcomer to Bandelier. She said there’s no real set agenda for the event right now, but it will be a night for astronomers and others to view the moon and even learn some interesting facts about it.
Ricks said she’s studied the moon and the mythology around it, which is quite a bit, and is eager to let everyone know where some of that mythology came from.