• Welcome to the Borrego Dark Sky Coalition
  • Anza-Borrego receives certification as an International Dark Sky Park

    International Dark Sky Association award

    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) has been certified as an International Dark Sky Park at the Silver Tier level. It is with great pleasure, and an “at last” feeling that the Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition welcomes “our” park into the ranks of official Dark Sky Places. The recognition comes from the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), based in Tucson, Arizona. The IDA had, in 2009 certified Borrego Springs as the world’s second International Dark Sky Community. read more

    Be a Good Neighbor ...

    Light pollution comes from the inefficient and unnecessary use of lights. It is blamed for compromising health, disrupting ecosystems and spoiling the aesthetic environment. Be a Good Neighbor — Adjust Poor Lighting

    Be a good neighbor - adjust poor lighting.

    Sky Calendar — November, 2018 through January, 2019
    for Borrego Springs, California

    DateDescription
    November 17, SaturdayLeonid meteor shower peaks after midnight
    November 22, ThursdayFull moon rises at 4:44 p. m., sunset 4:40 p.m.
    Early DecemberSunrise 6:30 a.m., sunset 4:40 p.m. PST
    December 8, SaturdayStargazing at 7:30 p.m. behind Lutheran church
    December 13, ThursdayGeminid meteor shower — the king! (moonset 10:30 p.m.)
    December 21, FridayWinter solstice, shortest day — 10 hours in Borrego Springs
    December 22, SaturdayFull Moon rises at 5:03 p.m., sun sets at 4:42 p.m.
    December 22, SaturdayUrsid meteors blocked by full moon
    January 3, Thursday Quadrantids meteor shower
    January 20, SundayTotal eclipse of the moon, best 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    End of JanuarySunrise 6:40 a.m., sunset at 5:15 p.m. PST

    About the International Dark Sky Association

    logo-International Dark Sky Association The International Dark Sky Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies. Headquartered in Tucson, AZ with a branch office in Washington, DC and satellite offices in Hever, Belgium and Turramurra, Australia, IDA has membership in 70 countries.

    COALITION MEMBERS are: Betsy Knaak (chair), Grace Rickard (vice chair), Eli Hanks, Bill Hanks, Dorothy Hogan, Dennis Mammana, Jim Rickard, Sally Theriault, and Sam Webb.
    The Coalition is facilitated by, but not a part of, the Anza Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA).



    CONTACT Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition c/o Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
    PO Box 310, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
    760-767-3052 (leave message) or email BorregoDarkSkies@gmail.com