• 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?

Collared Lizard

Lizards, including the colorful collared lizard, are one of the most frequently seen animals in Canyonlands. When not chasing flies or basking in the sun, they are often seen doing what appears to be push-ups. Scientists believe this and other behaviors signal dominance and facilitate courtship.