Hunting for dark skies is also a fine way to discover the true wilderness areas of Earth, but you’ll need gear
Dark sky destinations
Hunting for dark sky destinations is also a fine way to discover the true wilderness areas of Earth, and the best time to do that is in Winter.
Stargazing in January
Wherever you are in the Northern hemisphere, January is the perfect time to get outside and see the Universe in all its glory. Winter constellations like Orion and Taurus and up, so too is the Andromeda Galaxy, The Plough and the most sparkling sight of all, The Pleiades.
Reviews, advice & features
For the next two weeks and next TravGear will bring you advice on how to photograph the night sky while you’re travelling – including both star-trails and the Northern Lights – reviews of night sky apps (including one that will help you predict the arrival of the International Space Station in the skies above) and helpful podcasts, plus the odd review of a super-warm jacket and even the world’s lightest, most portable foldable chair that’s perfect for stargazing.