Exploring the Earth and Sky of the West

Night Sky Photography: Nightscapes

  • A panorama of the California coastline showing many large light domes degrading the view of the night sky.
  • The Summer Milky Way sets over the southern horizon
  • Photo of the spring night sky with zodiacal light and Orion
  • Star trails over Notch Peak
  • Ful moonlight over Wheller Peak and Stella Lake
  • Star Trails over Devil's Backbone Open Space
  • Joshua Tree and Star Trails
  • Death Valley sand dunes with stars
  • Mudcracks and sand dunes at night, Death Valley
  • Star Trails from Escalante Canyon
  • Milky Way and airglow from Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
  • Milky Way center close-up
  • Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon.
  • A comet and its tail appears in the pre-dawn sky with a mountain range and valley fog in the foreground
  • A comet and its tail appears in the pre-dawn sky with a mountain range and valley fog in the foreground
  • A bright comet appears just over the horizon in the pre-dawn sky
  • A comet with a bright nucleus and long tail appears in the pre-dawn sky.
  • Close-up view of a comet with a bright nucleus and a two-pronged tail
  • A nearly full moon rises over a forest of trees
  • A large volcanic peak illuminated by moonlight with stars in the background sky.
  • White icefields and glaciers at the summit of a peak are visible through some clouds
  • A dark blue twilight sky is bisected by the glow of the Milky Way, and reflected in a tranquil pond.
  • The night sky including the Milky Way and the streak of a meteor is seen over a tall mountain peak.
  • Reflection of Milky Way and volcanic cone in a tranquil lake.
  • The Milky Way is just barely visible in the sky over the coastline
  • Several rocky islands sit in a bay with stars in the sky overhead.
  • A person sits on a log along the beach watching the moon rise over the coastline.
  • The Milky Way stretches from horizon to horizon with some clouds hovering near the horizon.
  • A softly lit tent at the edge of a forest is seen with the night sky partially obscured by clouds overhead.
  • Stars and planets dot the sky over cliffs and canyons of red rock
  • stars streak across a purple sky, with cliffs of red rock and lots of trees in a canyon below
  • A streak of headlights illuminates a winding mountain road with stars overhead.
  • The Milky Way is visible in the night sky over a smoke filled lake.