Nighttime panorama from the cliffs above Scorpion Ranch on Santa Cruz Island.
Star trails and high clouds from Jumbo Rocks Campground, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Aurora borealis from Bellingham, Washington
The Great Orion Nebula
tar trails above Thor’s Hammer, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
The constellation Orion hovers over the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Coyote Gulch, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Star Trails over Devils Backbone Open Space, Loveland, Colorado
Lagoon Nebula (M8)
Light from a full moon illuminates the glaciers and icefields on the summit of Mt. Rainier, barely visible through the clouds.
The Milky Way spans the sky from horizon to horizon as seen from near Delta, Colorado.
Mudcracks in the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
The summer Milky Way sets over the southern horizon near Escalante, Utah.
Bright Jupiter rises above the summit of Mt. Adams, with the summer Milky Way reflected in the calm surface of Takhlakh Lake.
Comet NEOWISE rises over Mt. Rainier.
A clear winter night in the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park., California
A meteor takes aim at Jupiter.
Light from the rising full moon illuminates Wheeler Peak and Stella Lake, Great Basin National Park, Nevada
The Milky Way begins to emerge in twilight.
Night sky looking west across the Haro Strait from San Juan Island.
A nearly full moon rises over the forests of the Cascade Mountains.
Mt. Rainier bathed in the light of a nearly full moon.
Autumn star trails over Notch Peak, House Range, Utah. The mountains are lit by the light of a first quarter moon.
Close-up of the center of the MIlky Way Galaxy. Several star clusters and emission nebulae (pink), popularly known as stellar nurserys, are visible in this 1-minute exposure.
Star Trails from Escalante Canyon, Colorado
Milky Way, Airglow, and Seattle light pollution from Hurrican Ridge, Olympic National Park
Full Moon sky over Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park, Nevada
Summer Milky Way, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
Three landmarks of the winter night sky, Sirius (left), Orion (center, in flashlight beam), and the Pleiades (right) make their way towards the western horizon, where the bright band of the zodiacal light juts into the sky.