Get ready for the wide-screen experience of your life!
28 October 2015 / Outdoors
Ready for the wide-screen experience of your life? Well just wait til it’s way after bedtime, wrap up warmer than an eskimo’s immersion heater, get outside, and lie down on the ground.
Simple! Lie back and think of Venus as you witness a magical meteor shower or the celestial spread of the Milky Way. At Vogel’s we’re all about ‘Keep Exploring’ but in this case, the show comes to you!
Timing’s critical, and clear skies of course. Do make sure you’ve got a tummy-load of Vogel’s to fend off the cold and the munchies. A toasted cheese feast on Sunflower and Barley should do the trick. Maybe throw in a few slices of Chorizo or pickled beetroot for an extra kick to get you through the midnight hours.
Then you’ll be able to amaze your friends with tales of the Geminid Showers. They peak in December as we hurtle through a cloud of tiny interplanetary rocks causing streaks of light to criss-cross the night sky.
The Kielder observatory in Northumberland offers ‘Night Safaris’ as well as chances to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis (that’s Northern Lights to you and me). But even if you’re in the middle of a brightly lit town, meteor showers and the shiny planets like Mars and Venus will be visible. Pull out a pair of binoculars and you can easily make out the craters on the moon! Now that’s real exploring.
It’s all out there, glinting away, waiting to be discovered. And best of all, it’s the perfect excuse for a Midnight Feast!