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Star gazing.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 1acrefarm, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    How many of you can look up from your back lawn and see the stars? I mean really see them in all their greatness. With all the streetlights it is impossible in some areas. I do not know how long it has been since I have saw the stars in great detail. These modern conveniences we have may not be so convenient. They sometimes rob us of the simple things in life. Finding a pitch dark area and just looking up can be so relaxing and therapeutic. I really do miss it.
     
  2. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is one of my favourite things, looking up!
    Not enough people look up anymore.

    Im lucky that at least my backyard has no bright lights as I am next to a park.
    Those of you in the country are very lucky to have clear views of the sky at night.
    We are in the process of upgrading our telescope so we can have some real closeups.
    Nice post!![​IMG]
     
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    No street lights out here in the boonies,lol. We have a burn pit at the back of our place, that's right next to hundreds of acres of farmland.... gorgeous sky views [​IMG]
     
  4. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twinkle Twinkle little star has become my 4 year old's favorite song since moving to the country even my city born and bred s-i-l that lives with us had made a few comments about how there are SO many stars

    Kasi
     
  5. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I enjoy watching the stars especially now since we moved out of the city. What is such a shame is the best star gazing is in the winter early in the morning. But who can crawl out of bed at 3 in the morning in Dec to look at stars.
     
  6. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Light pollution is a real problem, especially for astronomers, backyard or professional. The International Dark-Sky Association works towards getting all lights to be shielded so the light goes down where it's needed and not up into the atmosphere. Look at this picture showing the light pollution around the world. As you can see where I live there are very few dark sky areas (New England). We are fortunate, though, we've got a house in Maine where there are no major malls, not many people - and the view of the Milky Way is amazing. It's even better when we go way up north into the paper country. Those of you who live in major metro areas really don't see many stars anymore, and unfortunately most of you don't even realize what you're missing. The next time you're 'out in the country' on a clear night, look up and be amazed.
     
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  7. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I remember the first time I found "Jupiter" in my telescope.
    It was Nov./Dec. about 7 or 8 years ago at 3:00 AM.
    That was an amazing feeling!!

    I have a small telescope but I haven't taken it out in quite a while.
    You want a real earth shaking reality check?

    Browse the night sky with even the cheapest telescope,
    You will be amazed at the view.
    Then, when you notice it's 2:00/3:00 AM (the last 4 hours just flew by), and you've got to get to bed so you can work tomorrow, remember that you are nothing more than a mere grain of sand in such a massive universe!
     
  8. hoosierhen

    hoosierhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Laying on a blanket in the middle of the field in the summer. Heaven!
     
  9. Hope0491

    Hope0491 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ahhh... ::sigh of happiness::

    My family goes to Canada every August and that's pretty much ALL I do at night! Sit on the back porch of our cabin and just look at the stars for HOURS!! I saw my first shooting star in Canada... it was amazing!!! You couldn't believe how many stars are actually there... it's ridiculous! The first time I went up I was SHOCKED!


    ~Lacey
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I live in I suppose what many people would consider the boonies. When I take my house dog out for her last walk of the night I always look up at the stars. I consider myself very lucky to live where I do.
     

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