6 Breathtaking Views of the Night Sky That You Rarely Get to See

Tyler Nordgren, a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Redlands, has a mission: to raise awareness of the beauty of national parks' night skies (many people visit only during the daytime) and the threat that light pollution poses. Take a look at some of his best work here.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National ParkTyler Nordgren
California’s Lassen Volcanic Natural Park, Maine’s Acadia National Park and Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park are favorites of Nordgren’s. “When you look up and see a billion stars, you know that you’re part of a larger universe,” he says.

Grand Tetons National Park, Wy

Grand Tetons National Park, Wy Tyler Nordgren
Lunar eclipse above Grand Tetons National Park

Grand Canyon National Park, Az

Grand Canyon National Park, AzTyler Nordgren
Snow illuminated by moonlight from Mather Point on the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Acadia National Park, Me

Acadia National Park, Me Tyler Nordgren
Carriage roads under star light in Acadia National Park

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Arches National Park, Ut

Arches National Park, UtTyler Nordgren
Star trails illuminate me and Double Arches in Arches National Park

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