The pantanal is in a very desolate location — the nearest large town is hundreds of kilometers away. As a result, the night time viewing conditions are simply the most fantastic I have seen in my life. On a clear night, the sky here is primordial. Having no light pollution doesn’t mean just that you can see a lot of stars — it turns the night sky into a psychedelic astronomical aquarium you can spend hours and hours looking at.
Even camping in desolate regions in North America does not compare! I have never truly experienced the night sky before this! It’s sort of sad in a sense as after being here, I realized that most modern people will never experience this, or understand how much our atmospheric polution has changed the world, and how radically different life for people just a 100 years ago must have been.over 6 years ago