Summer Time Treats part 1

As you plan your upcoming camping trip or simply unwind at the cottage, do not forget to pack those trusty binoculars or telescope. These out of town destinations are great for relaxing and enjoying nature at its best. Numerous activities can be done in the light of day but a different form of entertainment awaits an hour after sunset. Try to take advantage of real dark skies when being away from the dome of light pollution that plagues our cities and towns. When planning your nature getaway, check the calendar to see when the brilliant moon is out. Even in the great outdoors, a full gibbous moon can easily wash out the delicate Milky Way overhead thus turning country skies back to city status. There are too many great objects to recap in one article so let’s break it up into two columns.

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Author: 
garyboyle@xplornet.ca
eNews date: 
Friday, July 1, 2016
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