I've been in Kruger at different times of the year:
Middle March at Letaba Beginning of December at Skukuza Beginning of January, also Skukuza
... and I've been dazzled by the beauty of all the stars. The skies are absolutely white with all the stars, you can't believe the beauty of it. It's as bright as a full-moon night. There's almost not a square inch where you don't see a million stars.
And then I went to Kruger (Lower Sabie, and also Olifants) during the last week of November, and I saw only the three stars that I see here at home in Gauteng with all the ambient light of the city. What a disappointment!
Could it be that there is such a big difference between the last week of November, and the second week of December?
And also, when can the Southern Cross be viewed?
What must I do to be dazzled again?
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Re: What time is best for star-gazing?
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:37 pm
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Ingrid1968, i see the following:
1 Oct @ 04h00 1 Nov @ 02h00 1 Dec @ 00h00 1 Jan @ 22h00 1 Feb @ 20h00
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