The International Observe the Moon Night had events in many different countries, despite a good deal of bad weather.
One group in Turkey made the Moon part of a celebration of Eid Mubarak, an important Muslim holiday. In Kingston, Jamaica, as a bonus, they saw the International Space Station peeking through gaps in the clouds. In Sao Luis, Brazil, they had a lovely warm clear evening and over four hundred people looking at the Moon through a telescope.
In Accra, Ghana, they had a good turnout for an event at the Ghana Planetarium with a mix of families and university students and others. In Ireland seven events were planned and all were ï¿½ not completely surprisingly ï¿½ clouded out. Much of New Zealand had foul weather, but in Levin they held the indoor part of their event and those who came out enjoyed it. In Erbil, Iraq, it seemed that bad weather would spoil the evening, but finally the Moon came out and everyone enjoyed seeing it through telescopes.
In Dinant in the Ardennes in France, they used a telescope to work out a distance in one of the Moon's craters. They did well and came very close to the known figure. There were so many events across the USA and Canada that I couldn't begin to mention them. But if you're interested in these and other reported events, have a look here: International Observe the Moon Night - Reports