USA Today selected the Anza-Borrego Desert as one of America's "Top 10 Stargazing Communities in San Diego" because artificial light is at a minimum:
"With over 600,000 acres and 500 miles of dirt roads, Anza-Borrego, located two hours east of San Diego, has long been a favorite of amateur astronomers, and particularly astro-photographers. Dark skies and low humidity combine to make this a stargazer's paradise."
Stars GaloreIn the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park at times you can see so many stars at night it is simply overwhelming! For stargazing tips click here. Click here for detailed information on Stargazing from www.StarDate.org
Meteor ShowersMost meteor showers from North America can be seen in the later part of the year. The Perseid Meteor Shower is usually the most noted summertime display. Leonid & Geminid Showers also are good shows. Check out the charts below for best viewing & perfect timing. For exact Dates & Times to view the Meteor Showers click here.
|Quadrantid Meteor Shower||early January|
|Lyrid Meteor Shower||mid April|
|Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower||early May|
|Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower||late July|
|Perseid Meteor Shower||mid August|
|Orionid Meteor Shower||mid October|
|Leonid Meteor Shower||mid November|
|Geminid Meteor Shower||mid December|