Dark skies in Mitzpe Ramon

August 15, 2018 22:17
4 minute read.
Mitzpe ramon at night

Mitzpe ramon at night . (photo credit: MAREK SHANITMAN)


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Israel may be a small country, but nevertheless we are home to a plethora of natural treasures. We are the proud location of the lowest place on earth and our capital is Jerusalem, a holy city for three religions. There are a number of world-recognized heritage sites in Israel, and less than a year ago, the American International Dark Sky Association declared the Ramon Crater to be an international “Dark Sky Park.”

In fact, the Ramon Crater is the first site in the Middle East to be bestowed with this honor, which is shared by 54 others in 15 countries around the world for sites where conditions for planetary gazing are close to ideal most of the year, i.e. without light pollution.


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