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.

By Emma Kapotes
Tyler Nordgren

Lassen Volcanic National Park

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.

Tyler Nordgren

Grand Tetons National Park, Wy

Lunar eclipse above Grand Tetons National Park

Tyler Nordgren

Grand Canyon National Park, Az

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

Tyler Nordgren

Acadia National Park, Me

Carriage roads under star light in Acadia National Park

Tyler Nordgren

Arches National Park, Ut

Star trails illuminate me and Double Arches in Arches National Park

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