"All-star" lineup at Alley Spring
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:02am admin
Join park rangers on Friday, June 24, at 8:30 p.m. to view a rare inner planetary alignment in the night sky from the grounds around Alley Spring.
This rare alignment of the five inner planets of the solar system, known as syzygy, will be visible all month long but peaks at the end of June. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will be bright enough to see with the naked eye. A crescent moon should be visible between Venus and Mars during this time.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight, binoculars, folding chair, insect repellent, and water. Participants are asked to park and gather at the Alley Mill accessible parking lot past the General Store Visitor Center. The event will conclude at 9:30 p.m. and may be subject to cancellation depending on weather and cloud cover.
Alley Spring is located five miles west of Eminence, Missouri, on State Route 106. For more information, phone 573-226-3945, or visit the park's Facebook page or website at www.nps.gov/ozar.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding natural resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people. For more information visit www.nps.gov/ozar or call 573-323-4236.