One of just 13 “dark skies communities” around the world won’t be so dark this month, as a two meteor showers will light up the skies of Borrego Springs and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and I’ve got the perfect spot for some dark camping.
The Little Blair/Blair Valley area on the western side of California’s largest state park offers wilderness camping—sites may not even have water—in an area far from lights. Check it out in my Off the Grid in Anza Borrego book for Amazon Kindle, or as a chapter in the print book, Joyrides Around San Diego. There’s also camping to the east, where Beautiful Badlands takes you to Font’s Point.
The Geminids meteor shower runs from tomorrow morning, Sunday, Dec. 3, through Friday, Dec. 16.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 13-14, are expected to be the max, with “more than 120 multicolored meteors to be seen every hour.”
Next up is night of Dec. 21-22, when the Ursid shower makes its appearance.
The photo here is by photographer Ian Parker, a beautiful time exposure that includes some of the sculptures on the south side of Borrego Springs.