Let's hope for clear skies this Sunday night! Happy stargazing! And lucky you - don't forget about our 4th of July Sale!
Growing up on a farm, it was almost a nightly ritual during the summer for me and my little sister to gather up a heap of blankets, lay them out on our trampoline and watch shooting stars blaze through the sky. Stars are so incredibly clear in the middle of nowhere, where I grew up, so I became pretty familiar with the summer night sky over the years. Meteor Watch Day is this Sunday, so to get all your little stargazers out Sunday evening; I'm sharing a few of my tips and essentials for optimal stargazing. 5 tips for Stargazing 1. Check the forecast. Save stargazing for another night if the forecast isn't mostly clear. 2. Pick a spot with a clear, wide view of the night sky (away from city lights for better visibility, if possible). 3. Bring blankets to lie on and cover up with, a flashlight, a few snacks and maybe some tunes, too. 4. Pack binoculars-a great alternative to telescopes! 5. Bring a star map or chart. While you're waiting for the shooting stars, you can pick out planets, stars and constellations.