New Moon Star Party Tonight!

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Sunset at Everglades National Park  ©National Park Service

Sunset at Everglades National Park ©National Park Service

Florida Vacation Guide to the New Moon

We’re entering the “new moon” phase, and some people ring it in by starting on a new goal, hosting a party or celebrating in some other way. If you’re out of ideas and want to celebrate the new globe, head down to Everglades National Park  for 9:00 pm tonight for their free New Moon Star Party.

New Moon Star Party

Joi the Ranger guided program that will teach you about stars & constellations and the celestial sky. If you’re lucky, you might be able to look through a telescope and see the evening sky from a different perspective.

Given that the park is far away from city lights, it’s an ideal spot for viewing  splendours of the night sky. Since bright headlights can alter night vision, only bring a flashlight. In order to give your eyes time to adjust, participants need to arrive before 9:00 pm. but get to the park early, enjoy the wildlife and a sunset. The party starts at Mahogany Hammock (20 miles from the Ernest Coe Visitor Center). Make sure you dress appropriately as the evening will cool off.

Everglades National Park

Everglades national park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States is so globally significant that it is a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve and Wetland of International Importance. From mangrove and coastal lowlands to hardwood hammock and freshwater slough, there are nine distinct habitats within the park. With approximately 1.5 million acres, it’s difficult to decide where to start exploring! Travel to one of the five park visitor centers and let them be your guide to this unique Florida ecosystem: Flamingo, Ernest Coe, Shark Valley, Gulf Coast and Chekika.

Tell us…

Do you do anything interesting to welcome the new moon?