West Virginia stargazing opportunities highlighted by dark-sky association
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Those with eyes for the sky now have more opportunities to stargaze in the Mountain State thanks to a designation from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).
Old Satellite Rhesus is Set to Reenter Earth's Atmosphere This Week
NASA has confirmed that the old satellite Rhessi is set to reenter Earth's atmosphere this week. The satellite was launched in 2002 to study the sun, but it was shut down in 2018 due to communication issues. Experts tracking the spacecraft say that the chances of it posing any danger to humans are low, but NASA has not disclosed the reentry location due to lingering uncertainty regarding where and when it may fall.
The Pink Moon
If you're a fan of celestial events, then you'll be excited to know the Pink Moon is said to occur April 6th 2023. While the Pink Moon isn't actually pink, it represents the first blooms of a wild flower called Phlox Subulata. It will still be a beautiful sight to see.
Planetary Parade: Watch the Night Sky For a Celestial Line-up This Week
Most of Earth’s residents will get a chance to view five of the galaxy’s planets in a cosmic alignment happening this week. Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the rarely seen Uranus will all be potentially visible in the night sky to us insignificant Earthlings, Space.com reported. However, the number of planets you see will be dependent on the weather and your location.
The Appearance of the Aurora Borealis in PA Draws Attention to a State Park with Excellent Views of the Night Sky
The spot in northern PA offers a view of exceptionally dark skies. The aurora borealis, or the northern lights, as the phenomenon is also called, made a surprise appearance in the skies of Pennsylvania in late February. People as far south as central PA captured photos of the aurora, and photographer and physicist Sujay Singh created a time-lapse video he caught in Sullivan County.
Date Night Ideas in Newport Oregon
https://oregoncoastjourney.com/date-night-newport/. Date nights are a great way to spend quality time with your significant other, and Newport, Oregon, has plenty of options for couples looking to enjoy a romantic night out.
Relax at This Peaceful Campground on a Farm [Full Tour]
Located in Central Texas, Big Star Views Farm is a great place to get away from it all if you are camping. We took our RV to this relaxing farm and loved the peace and quiet here. Please follow our Newsbreak account Roadtrippin' with Takacs for more hiking, astrophotography, RVing, and travel content. If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Instagram: Jason’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs">https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs</a>/ Alison’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs">https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs</a>/
Dark Sky Festival to be held at California's Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on September 24
The festival is organized by the Sequoia Parks Conservancy.(Vincent Chin/Unsplash) A Dark Sky Festival will be held at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California on September 24. Admission is free. The two neighboring parks are located east of Fresno.
The best places to stargaze for Colorado's dark sky month
The town of Ridgway recently received an International Dark-Sky Association designation.(Photo by Val Szwarc.) To celebrate Colorado's Dark Sky Month, stargaze beneath the most prolific night skies in the state, officially designated by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as one of the most idyllic places for celestial observation in the world.
Dark skies are a bright attraction in Oracle, Arizona
(ORACLE, AZ) - The desert sky is one of the most mesmerizing features of the Sonoran Desert. Thanks to our vast and open land, many areas provide a front seat view to sky gazing that you won’t find anywhere else in the United States.
Could Colorado become the next big stargazing destination?
The night sky above Westcliffe. Together, Silver Cliff and Westcliffe became Colorado's first International Dark Sky Community.Scott Dankof. (Westcliffe, Colo) At first glance, you could mistake Westcliffe’s observatory for a simple wooden shed in the middle of a park. But the Smokey Jack Observatory is a stargazer’s dream, with a retractable roof and a high-powered Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that helps visitors track the majestic night sky.