A Christmas Star Will Light Up The Delaware Sky For The First Time In Centuries

December 21 is always a notable day – the winter solstice is a time when many celebrate a new season and the shortest day of the year (it’s all uphill from there, for those of us who like daylight!). This year, though, stargazers and astronomers are counting down the days until the 21st for a different reason. For the first time in eight centuries, the Christmas Star will appear in the sky!

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To find the darkest skies in Delaware, use the Dark Site Finder map. Sussex County’s beaches tend to be particularly bright, and Brandywine Creek State Park’s Hawk Watch Parking Lot is a great place to stargaze.