Posted by joeabbott on September 20, 2015
This is a quick one … mostly so I can save this link!
I like to get out and hike in the summer … and, am pretty comfortable heading out when there’s only snow to be found, too. But, I always like to find place that give me a good look at the nighttime sky. For planning my outings, here’s a good light pollution map from an astronomy site:
It appears to be based on a 2006 assessment (based on the URL) but, in general terms, it’ll hold true for a good many years.
Seeing the Milky Way from the quiet of a remote ridge on an inky black night is magical. Something everyone should experience!