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20 of the Best Places on the Planet to See the Stars

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Each year, the number of stars we see in the night sky from some points on Earth is rapidly decreasing. And, the reason for this sad change is light pollution.

Based on the report released by The World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness in 2001, the world has already lost about 1/5 of its ability to see the Milky Way without using a telescope.

Although the problem is said to only get even worse, there are still places, where you can enjoy the majestic view of the cosmos.

Here are some of them:

1. Hotel Elqui Domos, Chile

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2. Acadia National Park, Maine

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3. Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve, Ireland

4. Paranal, Chile

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5. Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada

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6. Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve, Ireland

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7. McDonald Observatory, Texas

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8. Mauna Kea, Hawaii

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9. Westhavelland Dark Sky Reserve, Germany

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10. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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11. Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

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12. Cerro Armazones, Chilean Andes

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13. Clayton Lake Dark Sky Park, New Mexico

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14. Bryce Canyon, Utah

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15. Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania

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16. Northumberland Dark Sky Park, United Kingdom

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17. Sedona, Arizona

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18. Galloway Forest Park, Scotland

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19. Zselic Starry Sky Park, Hungary

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20. Mont-Megantic National Park, Quebec, Canada

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And while the places to view an untainted blanket of stars are becoming fewer, thankfully, there are still these spots, where you can visit to marvel at the beauty of the cosmos.

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