Imagine camping or enjoying a nighttime picnic under the desert sky with a canopy of stars providing a breathtaking sight. While you can look up on a clear night to see the stars anywhere you are, there are some places that showcase the stunning skyscape in all its glory. If you are looking for the best stargazing spots in the world, here are just a few of them.
1. Atacama Desert (Chile)
With no light pollution and little cloud cover, the Atacama Desert provides idyllic conditions for a great stargazing experience. This is a place where you can marvel at some of the cosmos’ most amazing spectacles. Not to mention the surreal experience of being on another planet as you take in the views of the desert scenery.
2. Haleakalā National Park (Maui, Hawaii)
Haleakalā National Park is a place steeped in ancient lore, culture, and attractions. It is home to a wide array of wildlife that includes endangered species. The park is also a popular destination for people who want to catch a breathtaking view of sunrise. And for a stargazing experience, take the guided star-watching walks to enjoy the night sky and the stars that make for a spectacular sight.
3. Kiruna, Sweden
The nighttime sky and the stars are not the only glorious sights that await anyone who visits Kiruna. If you are lucky, you can witness the magnificent display of northern lights as they gracefully light up the night sky.
4. Natural Bridges National Monument (Utah, USA)
Nothing makes stargazing a more spectacular experience than watching the stars with no light pollution to hinder you from seeing their awe-inspiring beauty. Some of the national parks in the US are among the best places for star-gazers to explore and that includes the Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah.