• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)

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All-sky Images

Shown below are preliminary data images from the Night Sky Team. These images show the full night sky as if you were laying on your back looking up. The colors show precise levels of brightness, with the darkest areas displayed in deep purple and the brightest areas (due to light pollution) in yellows, reds, and whites.

 
photo: Grand View Point, Canyonlands National Park
Grand View Point, Canyonlands National Park
 
photo: Natural Bridges National Monument (southeast Utah)
Natural Bridges National Monument (southeast Utah)
 
photo: Hovenweep National Monument (southeast Utah)
Hovenweep National Monument (southeast Utah)
 
photo: Yovimpa Point, Bryce Canyon National Park (southwest Utah)
Yovimpa Point, Bryce Canyon National Park (southwest Utah)
 
photo: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (outside Los Angeles, CA)
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (outside Los Angeles, CA)

Did You Know?

Summer Monsoon

Much of canyon country's annual precipitation falls during summer monsoons. These dramatic storms often last less than twenty minutes but can cause powerful flash floods despite their brevity.