Lights off, Stars on at CAWS camps during Earth Hour

On 24th March 2018, at 8.30 PM, the CAWS camp teams across Malawi participated in the annual Earth Hour switch off. Guests and team members alike joined millions of people around the world, who turned off their lights to show their commitment towards taking action against climate change. The teams shut down power for the hour and enjoyed a night of star gazing.

Here are a few photos from the Heuglin’s Lodge team who switched off all power, lit a few candles and used the Star Walk app to spot the stars, constellations and planets in the night sky.

The guests and staff members present were able to track an array of stars and constellations that were around and above the guesthouse, including Orion, the Southern Cross, Cancer, Serpens.

Meanwhile at Mvuu Camp and Lodge in Liwonde National Park, guests and staff present during Earth Hour went on a brief night drive and spent the rest of the hour star gazing in the park. The clear night sky which was completely devoid of clouds allowed for fantastic sightings of an array of constellations and asterisms including Orion, Taurus, Big Dipper, as well as Southern Cross, along with its pointers Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri. Gemini could also be seen in close proximity to the moon, and Jupiter, which first appeared unclear, speared very well towards the end of the hour.


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