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Winter Solstice

December 21st marks the second solstice of each year. Depending on which hemisphere you call home, it is also the greatest day for stargazing or for seeing the midnight sun.

In the northern hemisphere, the December solstice is the longest night, making it a perfect night to try and see the aurora if you live at far northern latitudes. While there won’t be many interesting celestial objects in the night sky on December 21st in 2019, you can potentially spot the Ursids meteor shower (which peaks around December 21st or 22nd each year) or admire winter constellations like Orion, Taurus, Perseus, and Andromeda high in the sky. 

Watch it at the Dark Sky Preserve

The Dark Sky Preserve at Port Crescent State Park is the perfect place to enjoy the longest night of the year on Saturday, December 21st. Admire winter constellations like Orion, Taurus, Perseus, and Andromeda high in the sky. 

For more information about the Dark Sky Preserve at Port Crescent State Park, click here.

Earlier Event: December 14
Winter Celebration