Night after night, the sky puts on an endlessly fascinating show. The dark sky over the Anza Borrego Desert is the perfect stage to see the moon, the stars, and the comets whirling in their age-old dance across the heavens. Evenings in April are no exception. Make plans to be here for the Lyrids Meteor Shower, April 16 – 25, to marvel at the glowing shooting stars.
They Come from Lyra
The Lyrids Meteor Shower radiates from Constellation Lyra (the Lyre), but can appear anywhere in the night sky. You’ll see about 20 comets per hour during the shower’s peak on April 22 and early morning on the 23rd. Sit back and watch the magnificent sight of falling stars in the silence of the night.
Stargazing at California’s First Dark Sky Community
Borrego Springs has one of the darkest skies in California because it is completely surrounded by nearly a thousand square miles of the Anza Borrego Desert. Mountains border the desert on three sides effectively blocking the light from distant coastal cities. The crescent moon will set early in the evening during April, leaving a very dark night so you’ll be able to enjoy the full impact of the Lyrids Meteor Shower in our own astronomy park.
How to Watch the Lyrids Meteor Shower
Luckily for you, the only ‘equipment’ you need is something comfortable to sit on. Just traipse out into the magnificent desert scenery late in the evening and sit down. Bring some snacks and settle in for a couple of hours. Let your eyes adjust to the darkness and try to take in as much of the sky as you can. You will be rewarded with a sight you’ll remember forever.
If you have not yet visited the Springs at Borrego RV Resort during one of these incredible heavenly events, you owe it to yourself to witness the majesty of the universe from your perch amid the ancient rocks.
Come for the Breathtaking Scenery, the Deluxe Accommodations, the First International Dark Sky in California, and the Lyrids Meteor Shower!