Look up at the Sky Day
Look up at the Sky Day is observed next on Sunday, April 14th, 2024 (128 days from today).
On April 14, go jogging and take a few minutes to look up at the sky because it's time for Look up at the Sky Day.
Look up at the Sky Day is annually celebrated on April 14th. The day encourages everyone to take time to look up at the beautiful sky that we should have done when we were children. During the day you can find several planes, various cloud patterns, flocks of birds flying around, the sun is shining, and at night you can see some bright stars and moons. The sky is also known as the celestial dome, which in astronomy means anything that lies above the earth. Just take a moment and enjoy the surroundings.
Look up at the Sky Day’s history
Although there is no any official evidence about history of Look up at the Sky Day, some people believe its purpose is to honor of Jack Borden, a former Boston newspaper reporter who quit his job after looking up sky for the first time. He would like to share for others to see what he saw and founded For Spacious Skies, a nonprofit organization in the 1980s. The organization focuses on teaching children and adults to live better life timing than passing through life without noticing the beauty of nature. According to a Harvard study, students who are more aware of the sky excel in reading, writing, music, and the visual arts. Borden believes that the more you look up at the sky, the more you appreciate it.
Throughout history, many astronomers have been fascinated by the unknown about the sky. Astronomy is the oldest natural science, and the sky is believed to have a religious and mythical purpose, as well as a bringer of both good and evil. The ancient Mayans believed that the celestial bodies were gods, and they closely associated their calendars with the astronomy they studied. The oldest aurora citation was recorded in China in 2600 BC and was first called 'aurora borealis' by Galilei in 1619 AD after a Roman goddess. Sailors would use the stars to navigate and the sun their only tool to tell the time. NASA, the integrity organization for astronomical information, was founded in 1958 and continues to learn new data about space. Look up at the Sky Day helps us to remember that there is an important history all around us and to be more aware of its presence.
Celebrating Look up at the Sky Day
While spending all day just looking up can eventually become strained in the neck, the idea of enjoying something right in front of us makes sense. Consider the following ways to appreciate life and celebrate Look up at the Sky Day:
True to the name of this little day, the first order of business is to take a moment to look up at the sky! People often have the habit of taking natural beauty for granted. In fact, many people only notice the sky if it's raining, for example, and they feel uncomfortable because of it.
So, if the weather is favorable, go ahead and throw a blanket over the park, just lie down and look up for a while you might be surprised at how it changes depending on the wind and other factors.
- Join Star Gazing
Observations of the sky can occur during the day or at night. People with telescopes can actually participate in looking up at the sky and identifying stars and planets. But even those without a telescope might enjoy stargazing, spotting constellations and those who wait long enough might even see a shooting star!
- Listen to a sky themed playlist
While spending some leisurely time gazing at the sky, it might be nice to have some quiet time and listen to the birdsong or the grass growing. But some people live in noisy, busy places and want a soundtrack to go with their Look up at the Sky Day.
Of course, there are plenty of nature sound references that would be more perfect for this holiday, but others may want a certain playlists to come up with other creative ideas for songs such as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (1967) by The Beatles, Ribbon in the Sky (1982) by Stevie Wonder, A Sky Full of Stars (2014) by Coldplay, Touch the Sky (2005) by Kanye West…
- Get in touch with nature
Watching birds go about their lives as if nothing important was going on elsewhere can be a relaxing way to spend time during the day. And watching planes soar overhead can even provide the motivation needed to take a trip to a distant land.
Watching the clouds can be an enjoyable activity, depending on the weather. Sometimes, on a day when the sky is completely blue and the clouds are smooth and moving fairly quickly, it can be interesting to follow the clouds to see them transform into different shapes. Always keep patient because looking up at the sky is the only important thing for you to do on this holiday! Look up at the Sky Day was born in order to help people to see the world from a different perspective than we normally do and to appreciate the beauty of nature. So, with that in mind, be sure to go out and celebrate this day and make your life a little more meaningful!
ObservedLook up at the Sky Day has been observed annually on April 14th.
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