Summer is the perfect time to take a mini vacation away from the city. For those living in the city, the night sky may look like a black canvas with a couple of stars shinning through the atmosphere.
Stargazing is a popular activity in areas where the night sky lights up with all the stars in the galaxy. This can be a very enjoyable or an uncomfortable event to participate in.
Here are 3 quick tips to help make the discovery of the night sky a more enjoyable one.
- Check the weather. Although it is summer time, there can be cloud cover – so make sure the night is clear.
- Confirm the rising and setting times of the moon. The moon’s light comes from the Sun, this can hinder your chance to see certain stars and obscure you from having a good stargazing experience.
- Finally, bring a star map, telescope, or binoculars. This can help you decipher all the stars you are looking at. A good star map shows you all the major constellations and the location in the sky for each month. Once you see your constellation a telescope or binoculars can amplify your view.
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