April 21: Heaven’s Spectacular Night Sky Show

For spectacular star gazing, like an old sage, reach out to the sea beach of Tybee Island’s quiet north end near Lighthouse Inn bed and breakfast

Tybee Island watching sunrise. Photo (c) Tim Nealon. Used with permission.

Imagine watching the night sky from Tybee Island's wide open beach. Photo (c) Tim Nealon.

See nature’s skyrockets in the heavens on April 21, 2012. In the quiet darkness of Tybee Island beach or from the Tybee Pier the view without city lights is THE place to be.

“In April 2012, the brilliant planet Venus will shine at its brightest for the year and the Lyrid meteor shower will light up the night sky…. Slamming into the atmosphere at nearly 110,000 miles per hour, 15 to 20 meteors per hour could shower the night sky and produce some fireballs. The annual skywatching event peaks on April 21st, 2012.” – Space.com

Another must see night sky event is Sunday, April 29, 5:57 a.m. EDT. The First Quarter Moon rises around noon and sets around 2 a.m.

The Oglethorpe Astronomy Association, based in Savannah, encourages: “Please practice proper “Star Party” etiquette by approaching the [observation] site with minimum lights.

Additional reading:
Tybee Island’s Night Sky & Beach Morning Glorie

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