Winter, the perfect time for stargazing

Have you ever noticed how the winter night sky seems extra dark and clear? The autumn season is rolling toward winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, making this is the best time of year to get out and look up at the stars.

The cold sky seems at its most transparent at the wintertime. The sky appears inky, and the stars shine so bright that you can actually see their colors.

Every star is not just plain, boring white. Depending upon its temperature, a star can be icy blue, mellow yellow or steamy red.

Even the planets are brighter. Brilliant yellow Venus and pinky red Mars dot the sky as they move about on their orbits.

It’s a veritable kaleidoscope of color, like a million tiny gemstones tossed on a black velvet blanket. Such a beautiful sight, this!

So bundle yourself up, grab a mug of hot cocoa, and go outside to see the sky while the weather is cold and crisp. It’ll be worth the chill to experience the universe in its most luscious display.

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