The World’s 8 “Dark Sky Sanctuaries” Are Home To Stunning Stars | iVisits

The World’s 8 “Dark Sky Sanctuaries” Are Home To Stunning Stars

1. The town of tekapo
This is the first “dark sky sanctuary” certified by the United Nations, where the naked eye can enjoy pollution-free, the brightest sky scenery. Due to its special location in the cook mountains, tekapo is surrounded by many blue-green lakes, which form the most typical south island landscape of New Zealand with the snow-capped cook mountains. In addition, as a popular destination for outdoor sports, fishing, mountain climbing and hiking around tekapo are also authentic experiences not to be missed.


2.Jasper national park, Canada
Jasper national park is one of Canada’s most famous alpine national parks and the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. The park was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984. It has clear skies and is one of the cleanest places on earth. In Canada, the Rocky Mountains are the perfect place for inertia, so jasper country has the advantage of stargazing. The stars of Jasper’s Dark Sky Festival, held in October, are more than you can imagine.

3. Nanobrand nature reserve
Namibia has been named the international dark sky reserve, home to some of the world’s darkest night skies. Very low population density, very few visitors, very little life to speak of, only a few species of rare, drought-tolerant plants. Light pollution away from cities is one of the best places on earth to see stars.


4.Cherry springs national park
Founded in 1922, the park is one of the world’s four dark night parks and is known as “the darkest night sky on the east coast of the United States.” Surrounded by dense, tall trees and a 360-degree panoramic night sky, cherry springs national park is the second dark night park to be recognized by the international dark night society and is known for its perfect view of the Milky Way galaxy.

5. The acatama desert
Not only is there no light pollution, but there are no clouds. Just look up in the countryside, 1,630km north of Santiago, and you can enjoy the starry night sky with your naked eyes. In the best climate, up to 3,000 stars can be distinguished. This unique advantage gives Chile a powerful astronomical power. About 40 percent of the world’s astronomical observations are made in the region, and a superobservatory has been built to give space tourists a view of the most beautiful stars.


6. Mount cook
Over 1,600 square miles, New Zealand’s south island has long been recognized as a dark sky sanctuary, and the country’s highest mountain, mount cook, is one of the world’s most impressive stargazing sites. The dark night sky with bright stars, unique astronomical features and otherworldly scenery make New Zealand an amazing stargazing experience.

7. New Mexico
In the United States, new Mexico is dark enough to see all the stars, clean desert skies, and government efforts to ban light pollution have made the state a paradise for skywatchers.


8.The canary islands
Off the coast of northwest Africa, the canary islands have an atmosphere that prevents clouds from forming, while the government’s strong light pollution controls make it one of the best places to look.

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