April 13, 2020 1 min read

While everyone is staying safe and doing what they can to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, we at Space.com have a list of astronomy activities you can do from your own backyard or balcony. All you need is your own eyes, a bit of time and a spot to stand outdoors, even just beside your living quarters. We hope this will help you find activities to do while waiting out the quarantine.

If you're preparing to view the night sky, here are a few cheap tips to help. First, bundle up warmly, especially if you live in cooler climates. It can get chilly at night, even if we're already in spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Then, give your eyes 15 to 20 minutes to adjust to the night sky; even in light-polluted areas, this will make a difference. If you need to use a flashlight to view a star map or adjust equipment, try to tape something red over it (such as red construction paper or red foil). The same goes for phone screens, for which you can download a red filter app to reduce glare.

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