Look Up At The Sky Day

Look Up at the Sky Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on April 14th and encourages everyone to take a few moments out of their day to turn their gaze skyward. Yes, we know that the world moves at a dizzying pace and people are just trying to get everything they need to accomplish done, but there are benefits to pondering the mysteries of the universe—even if only for a moment or two.

Those who take a moment to look towards the sky will not only enjoy birds, clouds, and the occasional plane, but they will also get to enjoy stars, constellations, and unknown worlds waiting to spark their imagination.

The History of Look Up At The Sky Day

No one really knows who invented Look Up at the Sky Day, but we do know that it has been observed for several years now. We’ll continue to look for the true origins of this holiday, but until we find those origins, we’ll just assume that this holiday was created by someone who loved to look up at the clouds and let their imagination run wild.

Amazing Facts About Our Skies

Anyone who has read any of our holiday articles knows that we’re suckers for some good trivia, and that’s why we’ve gathered together some facts about the sky that we think everyone can appreciate. Want to take a look at them? Good, let’s go.

  • The natural light display called an Aurora is named after the ancient Roman goddess of dawn.
  • Every second, the sun releases the equivalent amount of energy as 100 billion nuclear bombs.
  • The average star is between 1 and 10 billion years old.

Observing Look Up At The Sky Day

This day is very simple to observe. All a person has to do is take a few moments out of their day to look up at the sky. This can be done while taking lunch, or by taking the entire day off and spending it watching clouds, birds, stars, or anything else that might exist in the heavens. While observing this holiday, people can also use the hashtag #LookUpAtTheSkyDay to spread the word to everyone online about the results of their sky gazing.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 14 Sunday
Next year (2025)
April 14 Monday
Last year (2023)
April 14 Friday
Nature & Environment