There are few sights quite as majestic as the clear night sky. However, with so much light pollution in our modern cities, it is getting harder and harder to appreciate the cosmic beauty of our skies. Try out these top spots for stargazing and get lost in that archaic wonder.
Atacama Desert, Chile
Top of the list has to be the Atacama Desert in Chile. As the driest desert in the world and its high altitude, this is known to be one of the best places in the world to witness a night sky bursting with stars. The sky is so clear that the European Southern Observatory has established two observatories here.
Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Mauna Kea is the highest point in Hawaii. Standing atop a dormant volcano at 9000 feet, it is the perfect spot to not only see the stars and our galaxy but to feel as though you are actually in the sky.
Brecon Beacons, Wales
Established as Britain’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, Brecon Beacons is a comfortable and refreshing location to appreciate the fresh sky’s stars and constellations.
Nambung National Park, Australia
This national park covers a staggering 200km2 of unpolluted night skies, perfect for stargazing. Take out your telescope and enjoy the view next to thousands of natural sculptures called Pinnacles.