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Your public lands are a great place to watch the night sky and view the Milky Way. Approximately 80% of Americans can’t see the Milky Way from their homes. Escape city lights and head for your public lands for a memorable evening star gazing. This week is a great week to get out there - a new moon means that there isn’t much additional light pollution (tip: get away from cities). Next week the Perseid Meteor shower should be spectacular - some are estimating 200 meteors per hour!

These photos were taken last night in Colorado at Window Rock on Shelf Road around 11 PM (Camera Specs: Canon 60D f/2.8 ISO 3200 25 second exposure). Photo and write up by Kyle Sullivan, BLM Public Affairs Specialist.