Last night I got home from a softball game and I happened to look up and there it was, just hanging out. It looked so serene in the sky and I took a moment to enjoy its magnificence. I'm talking about the moon.

98.1 The Hawk logo
Get our free mobile app

It's been a while since I took a moment to admire that giant ball of beauty. I can't describe the feeling that it gave me as I just stood there and gazed upon it. If you feel on edge or stressed, take a minute some morning or evening to just look up. It's God glorious.

Neil Armstrong Walks On The Moon

July 20th is "National Moon Day" in honor of man taking its first steps on the moon. It was 53 years ago, July 20th, 1969 that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Armstrong was part of the Apollo XI crew. We all remember Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin but can you remember the third member? His name was Michael Collins.

On July 20th, at 10:56 p.m. Eastern time, Armstrong begins his climb down the ladder. When he stepped onto the moon, he uttered these immortal words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."  While he was speaking, communication was lost for a moment between "for" and "man."

Apparently, he said "That's one step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind. Go here and decide for yourself. Either way, it was such a major accomplishment against such great odds. I was only four at the time so it was past my bedtime so I don't really remember it.

LOOK: 31 breathtaking images from NASA's public library

In 2017, NASA opened the digital doors to its image and video library website, allowing the public to access more than 140,000 images, videos, and audio files. The collection provides unprecedented views of space. Stacker reviewed the collection to select 31 of the most breathtaking images, including the first from the James Webb Space Telescope. Keep reading to see these stunning images, curated with further information about the captured scenes.

More From 98.1 The Hawk