For the last decade, astronomers and space fans around the globe have stepped out on a particular night each year to celebrate our lunar neighbor. International Observe the Moon Night falls on Saturday this year, and there are a number of ways to participate.
describes the event as a "worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration, celestial observation, and our cultural and personal connections to the moon."
It has been a big year for moon missions. China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover are checking out the far side of the moon. Israel and India both bravely attempted to land spacecraft on the lunar surface, though their attempts didn't work out.