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International Moon Day observed on 20 July

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The General Assembly declared International Moon Day, a United Nations-designated international day to be observed annually on 20 July. International Moon Day 2022 is chosen as the day to educate and promote awareness on the status and prospects for humanity. In cooperation with United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the International Moon Day 2022 will be observed as an annual event and general public celebrations will be held all over the world.

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International Moon Day 2022: Significance

The Moon Village Association and a Group within its organization proposed the celebration of International Moon Day. The aim behind observing this day is to reach the general public, specially our young generations and teach them about astrology and astronomy.

International Moon Day: History

An application by submitted by the Moon Village Association at the 64th UN-COPUOS Session stating to observe July 20 as International Moon Day. The day was selected to commemorate the first human landing on the moon done on July 20, 1969, with the United States’ Apollo 11 mission. On December 9 2021, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution stating that July 20 will be observed every year as International Moon Day.

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