Milky Way and Shooting Star over Delicate Arch, as stars cover the night sky, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way galaxy and a Shooting Star over Delicate Arch at Night

Milky Way over the Watchman, Zion National Park.  The Milky Way galaxy rises in the night sky above the the Watchman

Milky Way Over The Watchman In Zion Np, Zion National Park

The Wave at Night, under a clear night sky full of stars.  Photographer is illuminating the striated rocks with a small handheld light. The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only

The Wave With Stars At Night In North Coyote Buttes

Milky Way and stars at night above Mount Rainier, Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Milky Way And Stars At Night Above Mount Rainier, Sunrise

The Second Wave at Night.  The Second Wave, a spectacular sandstone formation in the North Coyote Buttes, lies under a sky full of stars, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona

The Second Wave At Night With Stars And Milky Way, North Coyote Buttes

Yosemite Falls and star trails, at night, viewed from Cook's Meadow, illuminated by the light of the full moon, Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite Falls And Star Trails

Light Painting and the Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Light Painting Delicate Arch with Stars and the Milky Way

The Milky Way at Night over Sky Rock, panorama, spherical projection.  Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them

Panorama Of The Milky Way At Night Over Sky Rock Petroglyphs, Bishop

Panorama of the Milky Way over Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Panorama Of The Milky Way Over Mesa Arch

Stars and the Milky Way over ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level. These are some of the oldest trees in the world, some exceeding 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Milky Way And Clouds Over Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Landscape Arch and Milky Way, stars rise over the arch at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Landscape Arch and Milky Way, Arches National Park, Utah

Approaching sunrise and star trails over the San Diego Downtown City Skyline.  In this 60 minute exposure, stars create trails through the night sky over downtown San Diego

Sunrise And Star Trails Over San Diego

Milky Way and stars at night above Mount Rainier, Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Milky Way And Stars At Night Above Mount Rainier, Sunrise

Perseid Meteor Shower and Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy and the Pleides Cluster, over Half Dome and Yosemite National Park, Glacier Point

Perseid Meteor Shower and Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy and the Pleides Cluster, over Half Dome and Yosemite National Park

Milky Way and stars over Crater Lake at night. Panorama of Crater Lake and Wizard Island at night, Crater Lake National Park

Milky Way And Stars Over Crater Lake At Night, Crater Lake National Park

Stars and the Milky Way rise above ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level.  These are some of the oldest trees in the world, reaching 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars And The Milky Way Rise Above Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Ancient bristlecone pine trees at night, under a clear night sky full of stars, lit by a full moon, near Patriarch Grove, Pinus longaeva, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees At Night, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Ancient bristlecone pine trees at night, under a clear night sky full of stars, lit by a full moon, near Patriarch Grove, Pinus longaeva, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees At Night, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars and the Milky Way over ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level. These are the oldest trees in the world, some exceeding 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Milky Way And Clouds Over Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

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, Joshua Tree National Park

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

Downtown Los Angeles at night, street lights, buildings light up the night

Downtown Los Angeles At Night

Milky Way galaxy rises above the Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park

Milky Way Over The Fire Wave, Valley Of Fire State Park

Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park

Elephant Arch And Stars At Night, Valley Of Fire State Park

The Milky Way at Night over Sky Rock.  Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them

Milky Way Panorama Over Sky Rock, Bishop

Milky Way galaxy rises above the Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park

Milky Way Galaxy Rises Above The Fire Wave At Night, Valley Of Fire State Park

The OVRO 40 meter Telescope, part of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory located near Big Pine, California, USA. The telescope is used to conduct interferometric observations along with the other telescopes in the observatory, as a Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) station and as a single dish instrument. Its main focus today is on the monitoring of blazars

Owens Valley Radiotelescope Observatory 40 Meter Telescope and Milky Way, Night Panorama

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.

Half Dome and nighttime stars, viewed from Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California

Half Dome And Nighttime Stars, Glacier Point

Lunar Eclipse Sequence Over Broken Hill, Torrey Pines State Reserve. While the moon lies in the full shadow of the earth (umbra) it receives only faint, red-tinged light refracted through the Earth's atmosphere. As the moon passes into the penumbra it receives increasing amounts of direct sunlight, eventually leaving the shadow of the Earth altogether. October 8, 2014, San Diego, California

Lunar Eclipse Sequence Over Broken Hill, Torrey Pines State Reserve, October 8 2014

Milky Way and Stars over Broken Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way And Stars Over Broken Arch

Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, seen here at night with swirling star trails formed in the sky above due to a long time exposure, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Mobius Arch In The Alabama Hills, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Racetrack sailing stone and star trails.  A sliding rock of the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California

Racetrack Sailing Stone And Star Trails, Racetrack Playa

Stars over the Tower of Babel, starry night, Arches National Park, Utah

Stars over the Tower of Babel, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way over the Watchman, Zion National Park.  The Milky Way galaxy rises in the night sky above the the Watchman

Milky Way Over The Watchman In Zion Np, Zion National Park

Moutain climbers light see upon Mount Rainier, Milky Way and stars at night above Mount Rainier, Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Milky Way And Stars At Night Above Mount Rainier, Sunrise

Upper Yosemite Falls and lunar rainbow, moonbow. A lunar rainbow (moonbow) can be seen to the left of Yosemite Falls, where the moon illuminates the spray of the falls, Yosemite National Park, California

Upper Yosemite Falls And Lunar Rainbow Moonbow

The Fire Wave by Moonlight, stars and the night sky, Valley of Fire State Park

Moonlight Over The Fire Wave, Valley Of Fire State 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

Cormorants and sea lions on Seal Rock, at night, waves lit by full moon, Laguna Beach, California

Seal Rocks At Night, Laguna Beach

Downtown Los Angeles at night, street lights, buildings light up the night

Downtown Los Angeles At Night

Star Trails over the San Diego Downtown City Skyline.  In this 60 minute exposure, stars create trails through the night sky over downtown San Diego

Star Trails Over The San Diego Downtown City Skyline

Milky Way arches over Delicate Arch, as stars cover the night sky, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way Rises In The Night Sky Over Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

Milky Way and stars over Crater Lake at night. Panorama of Crater Lake and Wizard Island at night, Crater Lake National Park

Milky Way And Stars Over Crater Lake At Night, Crater Lake National Park

Milky Way and Stars over Broken Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way And Stars Over Broken Arch

Radio telescope antenna, part of the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). The Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) is a system of ten radio telescopes which are operated remotely from their Array Operations Center located in Socorro, New Mexico, as a part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). These ten radio antennas work together as an array that forms the longest system in the world that uses very long baseline interferometry, Big Pine, California

Very Long Baseline Array Radiotelescope and Milky Way, Owens Valley, California

Lunar eclipse sequence. While the moon lies in the full shadow of the earth (umbra) it receives only faint, red-tinged light refracted through the Earth's atmosphere. As the moon passes into the penumbra it receives increasing amounts of direct sunlight, eventually leaving the shadow of the Earth altogether. October 8, 2014

Lunar Eclipse Sequence, October 8 2014

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

Milky Way and Stars through Wilson Arch. Wilson Arch rises high above route 191 in eastern Utah, with a span of 91 feet and a height of 46 feet, Moab

Milky Way and Stars through Arch, Utah.

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.

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

Balanced Rock and Milky Way stars at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Balanced Rock And Milky Way Stars At Night

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

Live Oak And Milky Way, Joshua Tree National Park

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.

The Wave at Night, under a clear night sky full of stars.  The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only

The Wave With Stars At Night In North Coyote Buttes

Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way And Stars Over Delicate Arch

Stars over Corona Arch at Night, Moab, Utah

Stars Over Corona Arch

Stars and Iridium Flare over Double Arch, Arches National Park

Stars and Iridium Flare over Double Arch, Arches National Park

Milky Way over Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Inyo National Forest, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Milky Way Over Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Milky Way galaxy over Mobius Arch at night, Alabama Hills, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Mobius Arch And Milky Way At Night, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

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

Lunar Eclipse Setting Over Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way over Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Inyo National Forest, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Milky Way Over Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Ocotillo Wind Energy Turbines, at night with stars and the Milky Way in the sky above, the moving turbine blades illuminated by a small flashlight

Ocotillo Wind Turbine Farm At Night

Milky Way over Tenaya Lake, Polly Dome (left), Tenaya Peak (center), Yosemite National Park

Milky Way Over Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

The Moon.  Full Moon, Earth Orbit, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, The Universe

The Full Moon.

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

The OVRO 40 meter Telescope, part of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory located near Big Pine, California, USA. The telescope is used to conduct interferometric observations along with the other telescopes in the observatory, as a Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) station and as a single dish instrument. Its main focus today is on the monitoring of blazars

Owens Valley Radiotelescope Observatory 40 Meter Telescope and Milky Way

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, 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, Joshua Tree National Park

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

Stars rise above the Ocotillo Wind Turbine power generation facility, with a flashlight illuminating the turning turbine blades

Ocotillo Wind Turbine Farm At Night

International Space Station flys over Death Valley shortly after sunset, Earth Orbit, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, The Universe

The International Space Station flys over Death Valley shortly after sunset.

The Galactic Center of the Milky Way galaxy rises in the sky on a clear night

The Milky Way Galaxy, galactic center rising over Death Valley.

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.

Racetrack sailing stone and Milky Way, at night. A sliding rock of the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California

Racetrack Sailing Stone And Milky Way, Racetrack Playa

Racetrack sailing stone and star trails.  A sliding rock of the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California

Racetrack Sailing Stone And Star Trails, Racetrack Playa

Mobius Arch and stars at night, Alabama Hills, California, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Mobius Arch And Stars At Night, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

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, Joshua Tree National Park

Stone columns rising in the night sky, milky way and stars and clouds filling the night sky overhead, Arches National Park, Utah

Stone Columns Rising In The Night Sky, Arches National Park

Landscape Arch and Milky Way, stars rise over the arch at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Landscape Arch And Milky Way, Arches National Park

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

Live Oak And Milky Way, Joshua Tree National Park

The Wave at Night, under a clear night sky full of stars.  The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only

The Wave With Stars At Night In North Coyote Buttes

The Second Wave at Night.  The Second Wave, a spectacular sandstone formation in the North Coyote Buttes, lies under a sky full of stars, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona

The Second Wave At Night With Stars And Milky Way, North Coyote Buttes

Star trails, rotating around the North Star (Polaris), seen from Death Valley

Star trails, rotating around the North Star (Polaris), seen from Death Valley.

Juniper and star trails, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Juniper And Star Trails, Joshua Tree National Park

Yosemite Falls and star trails, night sky time exposure of Yosemite Falls waterfall in full spring flow, with star trails arcing through the night sky, Yosemite National Park, California

Star trails appear over Yosemite Falls in this 40 minute time exposure, Yosemite Valley, California.

Stars and the Milky Way rise above ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level.  These are some of the oldest trees in the world, reaching 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars And The Milky Way Rise Above Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars and the Milky Way rise above ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level.  These are some of the oldest trees in the world, reaching 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars And The Milky Way Rise Above Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Balanced Rock and Milky Way stars at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Balanced Rock And Milky Way Stars At Night

Milky Way through North Window, Arches National Park

Milky Way Through North Window

Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way And Stars Over Delicate Arch

Breaking waves crash upon a rocky reef under the light of a full moon, La Jolla, California

Full Moon Over Breaking Surf, La Jolla

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.

The Fire Wave at night, lit by the light of the moon, Valley of Fire State Park

Fire Wave At Night, Valley Of Fire State Park

The Milky Way at Night over Sky Rock.  Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them

Milky Way At Night Over Sky Rock Petroglyphs, Bishop

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, Joshua Tree National Park

Stars over Corona Arch at Night, Moab, Utah

Stars Over Corona Arch

The Milky Way rises in the sky above the Toadstool Hoodoos near the Paria Rimrocks.  Rimrock Hoodoos, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah

Milky Way and Toadstool Hoodoos, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument.

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

Arch Rock And Star Trails, Joshua Tree National Park

Double Arch and the Milky Way, stars at night, Arches National Park, Utah

Double Arch And The Milky Way

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, Joshua Tree National Park

Star trails and alpenglow on the Sierra Nevada, Paiute Peak, before sunrise, reflected in North Lake in the Sierra Nevada, Bishop Creek Canyon Sierra Nevada Mountains

Star trails and alpenglow on the Sierra Nevada, North Lake, Bishop.

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, Joshua Tree National Park

Lunar eclipse sequence, showing total eclipse (left) through full moon (right).  While the moon lies in the full shadow of the earth (umbra) it receives only faint, red-tinged light refracted through the Earth's atmosphere.  As the moon passes into the penumbra it receives increasing amounts of direct sunlight, eventually leaving the shadow of the Earth altogether.  August 28, 2007, Earth Orbit, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, The Universe

A composite panorama showing the sequence of a lunar eclipse from total eclipse (left) through full moon (right).

The Milky Way arching over Mesa Arch at night, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The Milky Way Arching Over Mesa Arch At Night

The Wave at Night, under a clear night sky full of stars.  The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only

The Wave With Stars At Night In North Coyote Buttes

Stars over Corona Arch at Night, Moab, Utah

Stars Over Corona Arch

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.

Stars and the Milky Way rise above ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level.  These are some of the oldest trees in the world, reaching 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars And The Milky Way Rise Above Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars and the Milky Way rise above ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level.  These are some of the oldest trees in the world, reaching 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars And The Milky Way Rise Above Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars trails above ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level.  These are some of the oldest trees in the world, reaching 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars Trails Above Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

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

Milky Way through North Window, Arches National Park

Milky Way Through North Window

Milky Way over Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Inyo National Forest, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Milky Way Over Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

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

Panoramic image of Arch Rock lit by a full moon, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Panorama Of Arch Rock Under A Full Moon, Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way over Tuolumne Meadows, Mount Dana (left), Mount Gibbs (center), Mammoth Peak and Kuna Crest (right), Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park, California

Milky Way Over Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park

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

The Milky Way Galaxy Above Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Exuberant hiker atop the Fire Wave, at night, stars and the evening sky, Valley of Fire State Park

Night Hiker Atop The Fire Wave, Valley Of Fire State Park

Breaking waves crash upon a rocky reef under the light of a full moon, La Jolla, California

Full Moon Over Breaking Surf, La Jolla

Zodiacal light and Milky Way over Death Valley.  Zodiacal light is a faint diffuse light seen along the plane of the ecliptic in the vicinity of the setting or rising sun, caused by sunlight scattered off space dust in the zodiacal cloud, Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California

Zodiacal light and Milky Way over Death Valley

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, Joshua Tree National Park

Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, seen here at night with swirling star trails formed in the sky above due to a long time exposure, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Mobius Arch In The Alabama Hills, Alabama Hills Recreational Area

Yosemite Falls and star trails, at night, viewed from Cook's Meadow, illuminated by the light of the full moon, Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite Falls And Star Trails

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

Milky Way And Arch Rock At Night, Joshua Tree National Park

Ancient bristlecone pine trees at night, under a clear night sky full of stars, lit by a full moon, near Patriarch Grove, Pinus longaeva, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees At Night, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Ancient bristlecone pine trees at night, under a clear night sky full of stars, lit by a full moon, near Patriarch Grove, Pinus longaeva, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees At Night, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Downtown Los Angeles at night, street lights, buildings light up the night

Downtown Los Angeles At Night

Star trails over Yosemite Valley, viewed from Tunnel View, the floor of Yosemite Valley illuminated by a full moon.  El Capitan on left, Bridalveil Falls on right, Half Dome in distant center, Yosemite National Park, California

Star Trails Over Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park

Bridalveil Falls at Night, lit by full moon with a rainbow forming in its spray, dropping 620 into Yosemite Valley, displaying peak water flow in spring months from deep snowpack and warm weather melt, Yosemite National Park, California

Bridalveil Falls At Night Lit By A Full Moon With A Rainbow Forming In Its Spray, Yosemite National Park

El Capitan and star trails, at night, illuminated by the light of the full moon, Yosemite National Park, California

El Capitan And Star Trails, Yosemite National Park

Merced River and full moon, Yosemite National Park, California

Merced River And Full Moon, Yosemite National Park

Stars and the Milky Way rise above ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level.  These are some of the oldest trees in the world, reaching 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Stars And The Milky Way Rise Above Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest

Yosemite Falls by moonlight, reflected in a springtime pool in Cooks Meadow. A lunar rainbow (moonbow) can be seen above the lower section of Yosemite Falls.  Star trails appear in the night sky. Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite Falls at night with faint lunar rainbow, Yosemite National Park.

Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park

Elephant Arch And Stars At Night, Valley Of Fire State Park