This official Marfa Lights Viewing Area, is a platform built for viewing the mysterious Marfa lights – seemingly sourceless lights that dance on the horizon southeast of town, sometimes red, sometimes blue, sometimes white, and usually appear randomly throughout the night, no matter the season or the weather – about 203 miles (327 km) southeast of El Paso, Texas. The facility provides parking, shelter, bathrooms and a safe, easy-to-find location for viewing and photographing the dark West Texas skies. Camping is not available, however there are a number of hotels, resorts, and B&Bs not far from the area. For more information, please visit online or call 432-729-4772 between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!