Meteor shower Best locations in India and USA
There are many places in the world where you can watch meteor showers, but some of the best ones are those with dark and clear skies, away from light pollution and clouds.
The best places in India to watch meteor showers are:
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh. This is a hill station with dark and clear skies, away from light pollution and clouds. You can enjoy the night sky with a naturalist and a local guide, and spot constellations and shooting stars.
Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. This is a salt marsh that offers a stunning view of the night sky, especially during the winter months. You can camp in the desert and watch the stars and meteors with a telescope.
Havelock and Mayabunder, Andaman & Nicobar. These are islands with pristine beaches and clear skies, perfect for stargazing. You can also see the bioluminescence in the water, which adds to the magic of the night.
Nag Tibba and Raithal, Uttarakhand. These are mountain villages that are ideal for stargazing and astrophotography. You can trek to the summit of Nag Tibba and see the Milky Way and other celestial wonders.
Other places that are recommended by web search results are Jaisalmer and Churu in Rajasthan, Pin Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Shnongpdeng in Meghalaya, Gunopur in Punjab, Bomdila and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, and Koraput region in Odisha.
The top locations in the USA to see meteor showers are:
Big Bend National Park, Texas. This park has night skies that are nothing short of magical, and it is one of the places in California to see stars and meteors.
Joshua Tree National Park, California. This park is beloved for its unique landscape and its dark skies, which make it a great spot to watch meteor showers.
Death Valley, California/Nevada. Despite its name, Death Valley is a hot spot for stargazing, as it has naturally dark skies and low humidity.
Finger Lakes, New York. The Finger Lakes are located away from the bright lights of the city, and they offer an incredible view of the night sky over the water.
Other places that are recommended by web search results are Arches National Park in Utah, Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania, and Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
You can also check the news search results for more information on when and how to see the meteor showers this year.
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