Amazing astronomical phenomena have already occurred in 2022, but the splendor of the sky is not done yet, and the best is saved for last. People will enjoy the best stargazing conditions in fall and winter. Therefore, if seeing constellations, planets, and even the Milky Way are items on travelers’ bucket lists, they might consider booking a vacation to one of the world's top locations for stargazing. Fortunately, there are a few special places on earth that provide breathtaking views of the glittery night sky and low light pollution, enabling even amateur astronomers to stare at the stars and enjoy an unforgettable astronomy experience. Unforgettable Travel, which specializes in planning extraordinary excursions throughout the globe, has compiled a list of the most amazing stargazing opportunities with the best ten places to experience the most exciting and wonderful celestial phenomena of the year.
10 The Atacama Desert, Chile
The magnificent Atacama Desert has been rated as the world's top location for observing the stars. The desert, with its dry, unpolluted atmosphere, offers the cleanest night skies on the earth, making it the ideal place to observe the bewitching night sky and celestial phenomena. Observers can head to one of Chile's most opulent hotels, Tierra Atacama, which provides them with a cutting-edge telescope and trained guides who can help them and answer all inquiries.
- Awaited phenomenon: The Draconid meteor shower
- Dates: It will be the clearest from Earth on October 7. It will run from October 6 to October 10.
9 Loisaba Star Beds, Kenya
At the Loisaba Conservancy in Kenya, travelers will have the opportunity to sleep outside under the stars in a handmade bed that is rolled out onto an elevated wooden platform in a great location with a view of the Kenyan countryside and an unobstructed view of the huge night sky.
- Awaited phenomenon: The Quadrantid Meteor Shower
- Dates: From January 1 to 5 and peaking on the 3rd and 4th of January
- Time: The greatest time is after midnight, when there are 40 meteors per hour.
8 The Sahara Desert, Morocco
On a journey to Morocco, visiting and hiking through the Sahara, the biggest desert in the world, is a must. Travelers will be led through the wide plain by the nomadic Berber men who live there, and they will spend their night in a camp where they will enjoy native festivities and all-night long stargazing.
- Awaited phenomenon: Jupiter will be at its closest to Earth, lighted by the Sun
- Dates: September 26, 2022
- Equipment: A decent pair of binoculars.
7 Hotel Aire de Bardenas, Spain
The elegantly designed bubble domes of Hotel Aire de Bardenas will offer visitors an exceptional vision of the outside world and concentrate entirely on the magnificent night sky. Guests will gaze up at the starry night sky and be engulfed by the moon's white haze. Its distinctive construction provides a fascinating stay.
- Awaited phenomenon: Full moon
- Dates: November 8, 2022
- Location: Ctra. de Ejea, NA-125, km. 1, 5, 31500 Tudela, Navarra, Spain
6 Wadi Rum, Jordan
The Wadi Rum desert is known for having magnificent natural splendor and the brightest and greatest starry sky in the fall. The Valley of the Moon will transport its guests to another world by staying at one of its most opulent desert camps under the bewitching starry sky.
- Awaited phenomenon: Mercury at its maximum western elongation
- Dates: October 2022
- Time: Just before dawn
5 Jasper National Park, Canada
The biggest national park in Canada, Jasper National Park, offers more than 11,000 km2 (1 100 000 hectares) of the marvelous Canadian wilderness. People can spend their nights in a wonderful resort amidst this dazzling natural beauty while enjoying an unforgettable stargazing experience. They will be able to watch the night sky at the park enveloped in a red haze.
- Awaited phenomenon: The complete lunar eclipse
- Dates: November 8, 2022
4 Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong bay, which is located in northeastern Vietnam, has been known as one of the world's seven new natural wonders since 2011. Its emerald-green seas and ethereal limestone islands, covered in splendid green rainforests, form a maze of mesmerizing beauty. The magnificent bay’s visitors can go on a cruise to escape the light pollution and watch the unforgettable spectacle of the dazzling night sky. People will witness the night sky twirling with more than 100 colorful meteors every hour.
- Awaited phenomenon: The Geminid meteor shower
- Dates: December 13 and 14, 2022
3 The Seychelles Islands
Beautiful expanses of shoreline and unspoiled coral reefs may be found in the Seychelles archipelago. The ideal circumstances for observing the night sky are provided by its secluded position and low levels of light pollution as well as being in a private resort.
- Awaited phenomenon: A new moon
- Dates: November 23, 2022
- Time: 2:58 AM, although it won't be observable in the night sky.
2 The Northern Lights, Iceland
Tourists will be astonished by the night sky over Reykjavík, Iceland, and by watching the Northern Lights, the most famous natural phenomenon of the Northern Hemisphere. It is recommended to go on a journey of several days.
- Awaited phenomenon: The Northern Lights
- Dates: September
1 Patagonia, Argentina And Chile
Patagonia is one of the greatest locations in the world to see the night sky. The secluded area, sometimes known as the edge of the earth, is a nature lover's paradise. The setting in Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa is ideal for observing the stars illuminating the nearby Torres del Paine as guests look out toward the horizon.
- Awaited phenomenon: The Taurid meteor shower
- Dates: Between September and December; the best date is November 4, 2022
- Location: Edge of Torres del Paine National Park, Torres de Paine, Chile