Starry Night: Bali powers down for a day, gorgeous clear-night photos proliferate

A Nyepi night kiss. Photo: Instagram @devinadeascal
A Nyepi night kiss. Photo: Instagram @devinadeascal

Once a year, something magical happens in Bali.

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The Indonesian island celebrates the Balinese Hindu New Year, Nyepi.

The holiday is marked by a “Day of Silence,” where tradition holds that people in Bali stay inside, don’t make noise, and refrain from using electricity.

The result? A vivid, stunning, starry night sky.

If you weren’t there to unplug and chill out in Bali this Nyepi, not to fear. A ton of photographs of the gorgeous “sky full of stars” has been posted on social media from amateur and professional photographers alike.

Just. WOW.

Galaxy glory.

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So vivid.


Now that’s a skyline.



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Until next Nyepi!

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