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.
Did You Know?
Naturally occurring sandstone basins called “potholes” collect rain water and wind-blown sediment, forming tiny ecosystems where a fascinating collection of plants and animals live. Tadpole shrimp, fairy shrimp and many insects can be found in potholes.