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Make the Most of Long Nights


The long nights are only going to be with us now for a little while longer, and whilst that might be good news for some, for many others, the longer nights are actually the best time of the year. Of course, we all like a good healthy dose of vitamin D, but the long nights bring with them opportunities that are lost as winter gives way to spring and summer.

For instance, those with a keen eye for astronomy are likely to see a great many more things in winter than they are in the summer. Not only do they have far longer to look up at the sky, but that greater time period will give them a chance to see things with those astronomical telescopes that are simply not visible during the summer months.

For those who have never taken the time to get into stargazing, the winter is the perfect time to do so. With the long nights dragging on even after the clocks go forward, those astronomical telescopes are likely to give you a look at the universe’s most amazing wonders. Not only are the longer nights going to help, but the clear sky often associated with winter will also give you a far better view of the cosmos.

Longer nights can be great for those wishing to see more earthly sights too. With some bird watching binoculars in hand, you can see a great many more animals during the winter, with nocturnal creatures far more likely to be sighted during the dark and, usually, quieter months.

So, whilst those long nights might not seem very appealing on the surface, you may well be surprised just how much you can make the most of them and just how quickly you might be wishing they come back around again.

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