5 places famous for their night skies that you must see.
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Have you ever seen the sky at night? Once you witness the beauty of a night sky, you can never forget about it. The beauty of the night sky cannot be witnessed everywhere. In cities, the lights and air pollution prevents you from seeing all the stars in the sky.
The best places to see the night sky are the ones that are situated in remote areas, away from the human population. But even then, there are certain places that are famous for stargazing. If you love reading about stars and astrology, you should name a star for free online!
Here are five places you should visit if you want to see the night sky!
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
This place is located at the base of Mount Everest. It is a mountainous park that is also a World Heritage Site. If you are a mountaineer and visit the area, you must visit the Sagarmatha National Park for stargazing.
After the night falls, you can see a clear view of the Milky Way above the Himalayas, along with the beautiful mountain ranges. You should spend the whole night at this place to get the full experience.
La Palma, Canary Islands
The volcanic island of La Palma Island is a popular destination among tourists who want to stargaze. Its skies are exceedingly clear, and it was also named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
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Atacama Desert, Chile
A desert is a beautiful place to camp. There is nothing but sand all around you, and you get to spend the night under the mighty sky. The Atacama Desert gives you the best view in the Southern Hemisphere. It has high altitude and no light pollution which enables you to see a clear sky.
Another reason why the sky in the Atacama Desert is extraordinary clear is that there are low rains in the desert. The Paranal Observatory located in the Atacama Desert has one of the largest telescopes. Many astronomers visit the Atacama Desert to observe the planets and distant galaxies.
Death Valley, California
The Death Valley National Park in California is considered as the third International Dark Sky Park in the U.S. You can observe the lunar eclipse and track meteor showers without any hindrance. The Death Valley preserves the dark skies when the whole world has been urbanized extensively.
This place is a heaven for photographers because they can take the best astronomy shots here. Death Valley has become one of the most popular tourist destinations for people who want to stargaze.
Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Hawaii is not just an ideal place to spend your holidays on a beach, but it also has the perfect places to stargaze. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano, and there are 13 observatories located here. It is the only place in the U.S where you can see the entirety of the Southern.
Plan a holiday to these amazing destinations and spend your nights under the magical skies! Have fun!
Currently a student of Management Sciences, in her final years, Luke Wood is passionate about outdoor activities. He takes up outdoor projects in his leisure time to accompany his studies. He regularly writes blogs at starregister.org.