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Darkest Places in America

  1. Mar 28, 2009 #1
    I am looking for dark places in The north east for start gazing, sadly the town were I live has alot of light polution.
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  3. Mar 29, 2009 #2


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    Come to central Maine. Once you get 20-30 miles north of I-95 it gets pretty darned dark at night.
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  5. Mar 29, 2009 #4
    Maine and Adirondacks are probably going to be your best bets. I can confirm that the night sky is amazing from both, especially if you've grown up in a suburb or city. This map is a great resource for finding the closest dark sky near you.

    http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky/index.php [Broken]
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  6. Mar 29, 2009 #5
    Wow there is alot of light pollution in the north. The only dark place is in Maine.
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  7. Mar 29, 2009 #6

    If you could just be willing to go a little bit farther south, I'm sure you'll be pleased with this dark location....

    long. 120* ...Lat.-85*

    Of course you won't be able to see the North star, but what the heck; you'll get several months of solid darkness.

    Here's the map. http://www.geocities.com/cliffcjkirby/AntarcticaMap.gif


    PS. Watch out for converging circumpolar satellites. :smile: :wink:
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