Lunar Eclipse and blood red moon sequence over Arch Rock, planet Mars above the moon, composite image, Joshua Tree National Park, April 14/15 2014

Lunar eclipse sequence and planet Mars over Arch Rock

Lunar Eclipse Sequence, the path of the moon through the sky as it progresses from being fully visible (top) to fully eclipsed (middle) to almost fully visible again (bottom), viewed through Arch Rock, April 4 2015, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Lunar Eclipse Sequence Through Arch Rock, April 4 2015

The Milky Way galaxy arches over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park

The Milky Way galaxy arcs over Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Cholla Sunrise, Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Trees in early morning light, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Trees at dawn, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park.

Full moon with 22-degree lunar halo, Joshua Tree National Park.  The lunar halo (not to be cofused with lunar corona) forms when moonlight refracts through high altitude ice crystals. As no light is refracted at angles smaller than 22-degrees the sky is darker inside the halo

Lunar 22-degree Halo, Joshua Tree National Park

Sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca brevifolia

Sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park.

Sunset and boulders, Joshua Tree National Park.  Sunset lights the giant boulders and rock formations near Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree N.P

Sunset and boulders, Joshua Tree National Park, panorama.

Lunar Eclipse and blood red moon sequence, over Juniper and Standing Rock, composite image, Joshua Tree National Park, April 14/15 2014

Lunar Eclipse Sequence, Juniper And Standing Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.  The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California

Boulders And Sunset In Joshua Tree National Park

The Milky Way galaxy arcs above Arch Rock, panoramic photograph, cylindrical projection, Joshua Tree National Park, California

The Milky Way galaxy arcs above Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park in this high resolution panoramic photograph.

Joshua Trees silhouetted against predawn sunrise light, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Trees Silhouetted Against Predawn Sunrise Light

Star trails and Arch Rock. Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Star trails and Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

The Milky Way Galaxy shines in the night sky with a Joshua Tree silhouetted in the foreground, Joshua Tree National Park, California

The Milky Way Galaxy Shines In The Night Sky With A Joshua Tree Silhouetted In The Foreground

Joshua Tree National Park, Milky Way and Moon, Shooting Star, Comet Panstarrs, Impending Dawn

Joshua Tree National Park, Milky Way And Moon, Shooting Star, Comet Panstarrs, Impending Dawn.

Live Oak and Milky Way, rocks and stars, Joshua Tree National Park at night

Live Oak And Milky Way

Lunar Eclipse Setting over Joshua Tree National Park, April 4 2015

Lunar Eclipse Setting Over Joshua Tree National Park

Perseid Meteor Shower over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, Aug 13, 2014

Perseid Meteor Shower Over Arch Rock

Parry's Nolina, or Giant Nolina, a flowering plant native to southern California and Arizona founds in deserts and mountains to 6200'. It can reach 6' in height with its flowering inflorescence reaching 12', Nolina parryi, Joshua Tree National Park

Parry's Nolina, Nolina parryi, Joshua Tree National Park.

Milky Way over Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way Over Joshua Tree National Park

The Milky Way stretches across the sky above Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way and Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way over Joshua Tree National Park at Astronomical Twilight, Pre-dawn

Milky Way over Joshua Tree National Park at Astronomical Twilight

Milky Way during Full Lunar Eclipse over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, April 4 2015

Milky Way During Full Lunar Eclipse Over Arch Rock

Sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca brevifolia

Sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca brevifolia.

Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.  The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California

Marble boulders and fading light, sunset.

Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.  The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California

Jumbo Rocks, boulders, Joshua Tree National Park.

The Milky Way galaxy above Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, night star field exposure

The Milky Way galaxy echoes the shape of Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park in this, night-time star field exposure.

Milky Way at Night over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way At Night Over Arch Rock

Arch Rock, Venus and Milky Way at Astronomical Twilight, Morning approaching, Joshua Tree National Park

Arch Rock, Planet Venus and Milky Way at Astronomical Twilight, Morning approaching

Perseid Meteor Shower over Joshua Tree National Park, Aug 13, 2014

Perseid Meteor Shower Over Joshua Tree

Star trails and Arch Rock.  Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park

Star trails and Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park.

Boulders and stars, moonlight in Joshua Tree National Park. The moon gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California

Boulders And Stars

Live Oak and Milky Way, rocks and stars, Joshua Tree National Park at night

Live Oak And Milky Way

Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.  A natural stone arch in the White Tank area of Joshua Tree N.P

Arch Rock In Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua tree at sunrise.  Joshua trees are found in the Mojave desert region of Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca brevifolia

Sunrise, Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia

Juniper and star trails, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Juniper And Star Trails

Joshua tree, sunrise, infrared, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Infrared Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia.

Ocotillo ablaze with springtime flowers. Ocotillo is a dramatic succulent, often confused with cactus, that is common throughout the desert regions of American southwest, Fouquieria splendens, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Ocotillo ablaze with springtime flowers, Fouquieria splendens.

Joshua tree, moonlit night.  The Joshua Tree is a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree at night with full moon.

Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.  The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California

Boulders And Sunset In Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way over Arch Rock, planet Venus framed with the arch, at astronomical twilight, Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way Over Arch Rock And Venus

Arch Rock and star trails, impending dawn, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Arch Rock And Star Trails

Lunar corona, or moon halo, also known as lunar nimbus, icebow or gloriole, occurring 22 degrees around the moon.  Observed during the full lunar eclipse of April 14/15 2014.  Planet Mars at upper right, blue star Spica to the right of the moon, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Moon Halo, Lunar Corona, Nimbus

Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Teddy-bear Cholla Cactus In Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua trees and star trails, moonlit night. The Joshua Tree is a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Trees And Star Trails

Parry's Nolina, or Giant Nolina, a flowering plant native to southern California and Arizona founds in deserts and mountains to 6200'. It can reach 6' in height with its flowering inflorescence reaching 12', Nolina parryi, Joshua Tree National Park

Parry's Nolina In Joshua Tree National Park

Desert iguana, one of the most common lizards of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, Dipsosaurus dorsalis, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Northern desert iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis, Joshua Tree National Park.

Sunrise and flowering plant, a beautiful desert southwest scene in Joshua Tree National Park, California

Sunrise And Flowering Plant

Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park.  Barker Dam, also known as the Big Horn Dam, is a water-storage facility located in Joshua Tree National Park in California. The dam was constructed by early cattlemen and ranchers. It is situated between Queen Valley and the Wonderland of Rocks near the Wall Street Mill and is a gathering place for desert wildlife

Barker Dam In Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua trees, a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Yucca brevifolia.

Sunset and Earth Shadow, Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park

Sunset and Earth Shadow, Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua trees, a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua trees, boulders and nearly full mooon in Joshua Tree National Park.

The Milky Way galaxy arcs over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park

Arch Rock and Milky Way, Joshua Tree National Park.

Ancient granite boulders at Joshua Tree National park, at sunset, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Granite boulders and monliths, Earth shadow, sunset, Joshua Tree National Park.

Skull Rock and stars at night, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Skull Rock And Stars At Night

Jumbo Rocks and Stars at Night, landscape lit by a full moon, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Jumbo Rocks And Stars At Night

Lunar Eclipse and blood red moon sequence, stars, astronomical twilight, composite image, Joshua Tree National Park, April 14/15 2014

Lunar Eclipse Sequence Over Joshua Tree National Park

Full Moon Rising under Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Full Moon Rising Under Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Full lunar eclipse, blood red moon, with blue star Spica (right of moon) and planet Mars (top right), over Joshua Tree National Park, April 14/15, 2014

Lunar Eclipse Over Joshua Tree National Park

Forest of Joshua Trees, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Forest Of Joshua Trees

Self portrait in shadow, Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park

Shadow And Jumbo Rocks

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park Landscape

Hikers atop Jumbo Rocks at sunset, warm last light falling on the boulders, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Hikers Atop Jumbo Rocks At Sunset

Desert iguana, one of the most common lizards of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, Dipsosaurus dorsalis, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Northern desert iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis, Joshua Tree National Park.

Parry's Nolina, or Giant Nolina, a flowering plant native to southern California and Arizona founds in deserts and mountains to 6200'. It can reach 6' in height with its flowering inflorescence reaching 12', Nolina parryi, Joshua Tree National Park

Giant Nolina (Nolina parryi), a flowering plant native to southern California and Arizona founds in deserts and mountains. Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua trees, a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Trees In Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua tree, moonlit night.  The Joshua Tree is a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree At Night

The Milky Way galaxy above Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, night star field exposure

The Milky Way Galaxy Above Arch Rock

Joshua tree and stars, moonlit night. The Joshua Tree is a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree And Stars

Sunset cloud, Joshua Tree National Park

Sunset cloud, Joshua Tree National Park.

The Milky Way galaxy arches over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way And Arch Rock At Night

Standing stone and Milky Way, stars fill the night sky, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Standing Stone And Milky Way

Panorama of Arch Rock, showing ancient stone boulders that are characteristic of Joshua Tree National Park

Panorama Of Arch Rock, Joshua Tree N.p.

Joshua tree and stars at night. The Joshua Tree is a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree And Stars At Night

Joshua Trees and crescent moon silhouetted against predawn sunrise light, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree and Crescent Moon, pre-dawn

Ancient granite boulders at Joshua Tree National park, at sunset, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Ancient granite boulders at sunset, Joshua Tree National Park.

Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Teddy-bear cholla, Opuntia bigelovii, Cholla cactus garden, Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua trees silhouetted against predawn sunrise light, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Trees Silhouetted Against Predawn Sunrise Light

Ocotillo ablaze with springtime flowers. Ocotillo is a dramatic succulent, often confused with cactus, that is common throughout the desert regions of American southwest, Fouquieria splendens, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Ocotillo is a dramatic succulent, often confused with cactus, that is common throughout the desert regions of American southwest. Fouquieria splendens.

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja angustifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Northwestern Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja angustifolia).

Unidentified cactus, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Cactus and sunburst.

Joints and bolders in the rock formations of Joshua Tree National Park

Joints and bolders in the rock formations of Joshua Tree National Park.

Fruit cluster blooms on a Joshua tree in spring, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Fruit cluster blooms on a Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) in spring.

Sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park, storm clouds, Yucca brevifolia

Sunrise In Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Trees rise above a patch of white tackstems. Spring, Yucca brevifolia, Calycoseris wrightii, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) rise above a patch of white tackstems (Calycoseris wrightii) in spring, Joshua Tree National Park.

The Milky Way Galaxy shines in the night sky with a Joshua Tree silhouetted in the foreground.  The lights of Palm Springs glow on the horizon, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

The Milky Way Galaxy shines in the night sky with a Joshua tree silhouetted in the foreground.