The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway, and stargazers with keen eyes and clear skies can expect to see a handful of “shooting stars” over the next few nights. Here’s how you can see the dazzling display in the US and in the UK.
Stargazing is amazing at Badlands National Park in South Dakota. With very little light pollution, the park is home to some of the best dark skies in the country. Photo by Kevin Palmer (www.sharetheexperience.org).
It’s that time of year again! The nights are dark enough that when a good solar wind is blowing, the Northern Lights are visible in the sky over Denali National Park and Preserve. Here is what the aurora borealis looked like at Monday night over the Toklat River and through the trees. Photos by Daniel A. Leifheit, National Park Service.
When was the last time you looked at the night sky after a day of hiking? This gorgeous timelapse video shows the Milky Way over the Needles District in Canyonlands National Park (Utah). Video courtesy of Emily Ogden, media intern at Canyonlands. 🌌