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Best Spots of Dark Skies for Stargazing

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Stargazing is calming and can make you think or feel many different things. The stars are beautiful to gaze at. No wonder lots of people are looking for the best spots for stargazing. These days, it is quite hard to find the right place where you can see the stars clearly especially when you live in a big city. You have to visit the place with beautiful dark skies to stargaze. Lots of people even travel far from their home to places around the world just so they can enjoy stargazing at the best spots. 

Recommended places for stargazing 

One of the reasons why people in the city cannot see the Milky Way clearly is because of the artificial lights or scientists call it light pollution. Of course, you can observe the space with modern technologies too. However, stargazing is like the most authentic art of enjoying the beauty of the night sky. Thus, being able to watch Milky Way with naked eyes is still preferred. 

Best Spots of Dark Skies for Stargazing

International Dark Sky Park

It’s situated in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. It is considered one of the most popular parks in the world indeed. Around five million visitors come to this park each year. There is most favorite event where there are astronomy programs and telescope viewing for free for amateur astronomers across the US. The event usually last eight days every June. 

Galloway Forest Park, UK

This place is designated in November 2009. There is the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory situated on the hill of the edge of this forest. To make better view of the Milky Way, you can use the telescope. There are two main of them you can use so you can see the objects in the sky better. However, you can also watch the dark sky with naked eyes. You will get to see the meteor as well as the Northern Lights. Not to mentions you can also see star formations without using any equipment. 

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Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania

Designated in June 2009, thousands visitors come to this place to enjoy the night sky at its finest. You can book night programs usually held on every Friday and Saturday during summer. During spring and autumn, the program is offered only on Saturday. You can see with naked eyes more than 10,000 stars in the night sky. The visibility is clear so you can stargaze as you please. 

Death Valley National Park, California

Designated in February 2013, it is considered the largest Dark Sky with a span of 13,700 square kilometers. Even though it is situated in the vicinity of LA, the sky has minimal lighting impact. Thus, you can see the sky clearly. Plan your visit for night sky events usually organized from November to April. You can also reach the highest area to truly enjoy the atmosphere during stargazing. Mahogany Flat Campground is the most favorite spot to stay overnight for stargazing.