The Beauty Of Star Gazing

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”

~ Nora Roberts

I believe in magic, every time I look at the stars in the sky long enough the feeling of magic runs through me. The longer you stare the more they appear, captivating you more and more second by second. I remember the first time I saw the night sky encrusted with stars in depth. I was 18 years old and woke up at 3am to drive to an air field, where we were going to set up a stall for a flea market. We wanted to get there early as it was first come, first serve. Having 3 hours to kill we decided to lay on the car roof looking at the clear sky. Our surroundings were pitch black – no buildings, no street lights, just open fields. I had never before seen the sky so encrusted with stars. I was drawn in and magic seemed to be all around me, one shooting star, two shooting stars. Then the sun started to rise and they all faded away.

Star gazing is beautiful, it creates another world around you. Have you ever seen any constellations while star gazing? The only ones I have seen are the Big Dipper, Little Dipper and Orion’s Belt.

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I remember for a school project we were supposed to write a star journal. My father threw himself wholeheartedly into the project. He would take me out in the cold autumn air and point out all the gods and creatures that the greeks had chosen to see in the stars. It was lovely.

Juliet

What a cool Dad! Love reading that kind of comment, yet again, Bldg 25 has made my day.

I love stargazing. Unfortunately I live in a really bright city (NYC) and sometimes depending on how cloudy it is and where you stand between the streetlights you may or may not see anything at all. Which sucks. But my block has really tall trees that block out the lights enough for me to make out stars. I’ve made it a habit to look up at the night sky every time I take my dog on his last walk of the day. Usually around 11pm when it’s dark and if the sky is clear, good lord can you see at… Read more »

well when i was 15 years old, every night i look up in the sky and got many pictures made by stars. Always tried to find that spoon which is called pole star.

cristina

loved this post. there are very few things i love more than staring a star-filled sky. it’s so incredibly beautiful and makes you realize how small we are in comparison to the universe. i only had to take one science credit in college, so naturally i chose astronomy. one of the best classes i ever had. my cabin in the mountains was the place i first star-gazed, then i went to lake powell in utah….. no towns for miles and miles and miles, just a giant lake surrounded by gorgeous red and orange rock formations and at night, with no… Read more »