While immersed in the speckled abyss, it’s impossible not to contemplate your scale and place in it all.
With remote plains as an auditorium, any observer can marvel at far-away celestial mysteries. Whether the lens is the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope, looking into the darkest skies invites the viewer on a cosmic trip through time and space. Light from the distant phenomena up there must travel through space and this, in turn, takes time. Looking up at the moon is to see it one second ago. As for the stars, their glow can be many years old. The clear night sky becomes a theatre for the past — its glistening attractions carrying the galactic gazer back in time.
While immersed in the speckled abyss, it’s impossible not to contemplate your scale and place in it all. The stresses of daily life seem trivial when compared to the mind-boggling events above, where shooting-stars beam themselves to and fro, meteor showers throw rare fireworks displays and the milky way paints its luminous brush stoke across space.
Not lost or forgotten, the age-old pastime of stargazing still provides a tangible connection with nature and a breathtaking visual feast for the knowing audience. In the morning, the sun’s yellow curtain will cloak the horizon to close out the night’s light show. Although out of sight for a while, the comforting canopy can always be seen again on the dark stage of the desert sky. Just remember to look up.