October 21, 2020
Catch a Falling Star at Talking Rock
Talking Rock is removed, just enough, from the historic town of Prescott. That distance allows for a new kind of darkness that can’t be appreciated in a city.
That darkness allows for the possibility of seeing something spectacular in the night sky, any night, but especially on one specific night. Talking Rock, a private golf community that embraces the spirit of the west, is uniquely positioned for viewing of the Orionids Meteor Shower, which is scheduled to peak Thursday, October 22.
An annual celestial event, the showers during the Orionids are admired for their brightness and speed. While the showers can be viewed from anywhere in the world, any meteor shower is best experienced in dark settings.
Talking Rock, with its rugged open space and its commitment to indoor-outdoor living, offers an unparalleled setting for stargazing, even when those “stars” are “falling.” And, with this meteor shower, all you need is a comfy spot for viewing, on your patio, or in an open area nearby.
There is no need for a compass or a telescope or special glasses. But, an alarm clock may be needed. Experts suggest an early morning, as the best time for viewing is just before sunrise. While the shower is affiliated with the constellation Orion the Hunter, it’s not necessary to locate it in the sky in order to see the Orionids, which contain cosmic dust from Halley’s comet.
The only thing that is required is a spirit of curiosity, a commitment to ignoring the snooze button, and a location that is set away from city lights, just enough.
A coffee shop might be useful, too, to carry you through the rest of the day after that early excursion. Talking Rock seems to have it all.
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