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Top 5 Stargazing Locations In The World

Top 5 Best Stargazing Locations In The World

The sky is amazing not only during the day!

Living in cities with a huge pollution makes it almost impossible to admire the beautiful night skies. Sometimes we even get jealous of those who live far away from the big lights. But there is a good news! Those who would love to see the sparkling dots in the sky can do it right here:

1 – Lofoten Islands, Norway

Top 5 Best Stargazing Locations In The World

 

Being famous for fjords and wild nature, Norway can also surprise you with amazing night views, which can be found in the northern part of the country, around Arctic circle. Lofoten Island has everything ready for you to admire the Aurora Borealis. What about night rainbow?

2 – Stewart Island, New Zealand

Top 5 Best Stargazing Locations In The World

The original name of the island is “Glowing Skies” if to believe the Maori people who inhabit the island. Thanks to the absence of big cities around, there is almost no pollution which makes it a remarkable place to for stargazing.

3 – Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Top 5 Best Stargazing Locations In The World

 

The most admirable phenomenon of Aurora can be often seen in Fairbanks, Alaska. The clear, crystal sky offers a fantastic view of changing the green hays.

4 – Namib Desert, Namibia

Top 5 Best Stargazing Locations In The World

The stunning sun makes it impossible to live in the desert during the night time, but as soon as the sun goes down new life begins. You will face a 360 degree view available as there are no trees around. You might not believe but the stars here don’t twinkle, they never stop sparkling, like diamonds in the sky.

5 – Tenerife, Canary Island

Top 5 Best Stargazing Locations In The World

If you are tired of waiting for the star to fall so you could make a wish, time to pack your bags and come to Tenerife, as here the shooting stars are the most common sight. The Island has been called the Dark Sky Preserves thanks to the clear skies and you can even take a guided excursion. For the star fans the Starmus festival is open once in every two years.

 

source: wonderslist

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