What is it that makes us want to sit out at night? What is so exciting standing out at night, with all the lights dimmed or switched off?
The absolutely clear atmosphere, no dust or pollution, and the absence of light pollution allow us to enjoy the starry skies. (The photographs in this article have been edited to make them brighter but in reality, the lights are so dim that it’s hard even to see a person’s expressions.)
Sitting out and gazing at the sky is fun for everyone. Those interested in photography can try capturing milky way, stars, or creating star trails. Kids love to identify various planetary bodies and constellations. A lot of elders feel nostalgic remembering the countless nights they used to spend on their roofs enjoying these stars many decades ago.
Ask us, we will be able to guide you in identifying some of the common constellations and stars. For anything serious, a sky atlas will help.
Pre-requisites for star-gazing are – as little as possible ambient light, clear sky, and no moon. Let us know if you want to enjoy the night sky, we will cover all the garden lights and switch off the main power to the cottages.
Come and join us for an evening filled with star-gazing and chilling out in the open garden till late hours!