LOOK UP AT THE SKY DAY
On April 14, Look Up at the Sky Day encourages us to admire the beauty above us. On this day we all hope for good weather and an opportunity to fill our eyes with the sky from horizon to horizon.
There are many things that you can see as you sit back, relax and look up. The sky’s beautiful blue color, the clouds, and their many shapes. Perhaps the sun (maybe peeking through the clouds), and many different birds flying around captures our attention. At night, the sky’s many stars, the moon, and even the clouds drifting across the sky mesmerize us.
HOW TO OBSERVE #LookUpAtTheSkyDay
- Spend time watching the clouds.
- Note the different shapes and how they move.
- At night, investigate the stars. Search the heavens for constellations, planets, and the Milkyway.
- Watch for a meteor shower or a single falling star. Over the horizon, an aurora borealis might begin to dance bringing on a beautiful show.
- While you’re looking up at the sky, play a game or two. Download and print off the Sky Bingo game we created and see if you can find any of these things in the sky. Let us know if you win, too!
- Share your findings using #LookUpAtTheSkyDay on social media.
HISTORY OF LOOK UP AT THE SKY DAY
National Day Calendar believes Look Up At The Sky Day was created in honor of Jack Borden, founder of For Spacious Skies. However, we need more information, and we look to our followers to obtain it.
For generations, Jack Borden inspired children and adults to look up and admire the beauty above us. He continues to do so. In 1987, For Spacious Skies Day was proclaimed in Massachusetts on May 18th thanks to Jack Borden’s efforts. The story reported by Charles Kuralt below gives a detailed view of the impact Mr. Borden has had over the years.
If you have any information regarding the founding of the day, please use the contact form for National Day Calendar to tell us your story. We would love to know more.