Five Different Planets Will Align In The Maryland Night Sky During An Incredibly Rare Display
Stargazers, mark your calendars — you’ll want to keep your eyes on the sky this March! There’s a celestial phenomenon happening soon in the Maryland night sky, and it’s been dubbed a “planet parade.” Read on for the details, head someplace dark in Maryland, and look up — viewing this planetary alignment belongs on your bucket list this year.
Speaking of natural phenomena in Maryland, you’ll want to add this local overlook to your bucket list. It’s full of beauty and is reminiscent if Pride Rock from The Lion King!
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MARYLAND PLANETARY ALIGNMENT & RELATED INFO
Where is the best place to view the planets in the Maryland night sky?
If you’re in a dark enough city, you can view the planets from your backyard with your naked eyes. But if not, here are a few places perfect for viewing the alignment in the Maryland night sky:
- Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany County
- Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold
- Bear Branch Recreation Park, Westminster
- UMD Astronomy Observatory, College Park
- St. John's College Observatory and Planetarium, Annapolis
- City of Greenbelt Observatory, Greenbelt
- Wolf Den Run State Park, Oakland
- Observatory Park, Gaithersburg
Of course, Assateague Island is one of the best places to view the planetary alignment in the Maryland night sky. Here’s an article with more information about Assateague Island, one of the best dark sky parks in the world.
What are the designated dark sky parks for stargazing in Maryland?
Aside from Assateague Island, here is a list of designated dark sky parks perfect for stargazing in Maryland:
- Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany County, Maryland
- Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, Maryland
- Wolf Den Run State Park, Kitzmiller, Maryland
Kent Island is not a designated dark sky park, but it is another great place to go stargazing in Maryland.