Lie down under the open sky, where billions of stars keep you both company. Learn about different constellations, and make a wish upon a shooting star, creating a memory that lasts forever.Add to favorites
- Picture this: The two of you, cozy under a blanket, the cool autumn breeze rustling leaves around. Your gazes meet, not on each other, but upwards, towards the starry night's sky that covers the city of Sumy like a glimmering blanket.
- Each one of you picks a star to make a wish upon. Then, with the help of a mobile application, you learn about the constellations above. You'd be amazed how much there is to learn - and how fun it is to learn it together.
- As the night deepens, the stars shine even more brightly. You get tired, but sleep won't find you - the magic of the moment is too powerful. Eventually, you find yourself sharing dreams, whispering sweet nothings, and making promises under the starlit sky.
- This date doesn't require any special preparation. Just make sure to check the weather forecast and the moon phases calendar - the less light from the moon, the better you can see the stars.
- Bring a blanket and some comfortable pillows so you can lie down and enjoy the starry sky. September nights can be chilly, so also bring something warm to wear.
- You'll also need a smartphone or tablet with a stargazing mobile app installed. These apps will help you spot constellations and learn more about them.
- Make sure to choose a spot away from city lights for the best stargazing experience. Sumy’s Vdovichenko Park or Konka Park would be perfect choices. Go well after sunset - the darker the sky, the more stars you'll be able to see.
- Even though this is a free date idea, you can make it more interesting by bringing along some homemade snacks like chocolate or cookies and a thermos of hot tea or cocoa to keep you warm.
- Lastly, remember, it's not just about the stars - it's about the moment you are sharing. Take a lot of pictures, but also know when to put the phone away and simply enjoy the moment.