SALT LAKE CITY — This week is International Dark Sky Week and Utah is without doubt one of the finest locations in America to rejoice it.
Darkish Sky Week is the celebration of gazing at a darkish, star-filled sky, and Utah parks have plenty of methods we will benefit from the evening sky.
Utah has a number of the darkest evening skies in North America, with 23 darkish sky parks within the state. The purpose of darkish sky parks is to eliminate mild air pollution which might have dangerous penalties to wildlife. Mild air pollution can even influence human well being, block our view of the universe and it wastes cash and vitality.
“I imply, everybody loves the celebs, proper? I feel that folks, even individuals in cities, I feel we’re all drawn to the evening sky and going and experiencing what a real darkish evening sky looks like and appears like and it may be a life-changing expertise,” mentioned Bettymaya Foott, Director of engagement with the Worldwide Darkish Sky Affiliation.
Utah state parks are internet hosting a collection of digital occasions in celebration of Darkish Sky Week. of occasions this week. Go to https://stateparks.utah.gov/activities/dark-sky/dark-sky-events/ and https://idsw.darksky.org/events-2021/ for particulars.