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Lunar Lecture: Telling Time by the Moon

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Moon is our closest astronomical companion. Its orbit around the Earth gave us a basic unit of time: the month. Over the course of a month, the moon gradually changes from complete darkness to complete illumination. These phases give rise to a simple method for estimating the local time of day. Once we understand why the phases occur, and we notice where the moon is in relation to the horizon, we can estimate the time with coarse accuracy. Join us to learn from astronomical observer and math instructor at Coconino Community College, Dr. Lisa Foley, just how to tell the time by observing the moon.

The Flagstaff Festival of Science proudly presents:
The Lunar Legacy Lecture Series!

This FREE 18-month speaker series celebrates the Apollo Moon Missions and northern Arizona’s Critical role in these historic lunar landings. Join us at 6 p.m., the second Wednesday of every month at the Coconino Community College Lone Tree Campus. Parking is FREE for this series.

For more information on Lunar Legacy events occurring around northern Arizona, visit


April 10
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Coconino Community College (Lone Tree)
2800 S Lone Tree
Flagstaff, AZ 86005 United States
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