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Swirling star trails grace the night sky at Pinnacles National Park in California, the nation’s 59th and newest national park. 23 million years ago, volcanoes erupted, flowed and slid to form the park’s towering rock spires and rare talus caves that you can hike through today. Photographer Aron Cooperman journeyed 45 minutes through a cave to reach Bear Gulch Reservoir in time to capture this spellbinding scene. Photo by Aron Cooperman. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 9/9/16.

Swirling star trails grace the night sky at Pinnacles National Park in California, the nation’s 59th and newest national park. 23 million years ago, volcanoes erupted, flowed and slid to form the park’s towering rock spires and rare talus caves that you can hike through today. Photographer Aron Cooperman journeyed 45 minutes through a cave to reach Bear Gulch Reservoir in time to capture this spellbinding scene. Photo by Aron Cooperman. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 9/9/16.

Posted September 18, 2016 by henrymowry in California, National Parks

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Oh, Those Stars   Leave a comment

Star Trails   Leave a comment

Star trails above the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah almost look like a tunnel into hyperspace. These salt flats are made of approximately 90 percent common table salt, weighing millions of tons. The crust is up to 5 feet thick near the center of this unbelievable landscape that stretches over 46 square miles – just slightly smaller than the size of San Francisco. Photo by Joseph Gruber. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 5/4/16.

Star trails above the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah almost look like a tunnel into hyperspace. These salt flats are made of approximately 90 percent common table salt, weighing millions of tons. The crust is up to 5 feet thick near the center of this unbelievable landscape that stretches over 46 square miles – just slightly smaller than the size of San Francisco. Photo by Joseph Gruber. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 5/4/16.

Posted May 5, 2016 by henrymowry in Photography

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The View From The Hubble Telescope   1 comment

Click on these wondrous photos to enlarge them and read the explanations below each photo.

 

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HubbleSite.org

Wikipedia: Hubble Space Telescope

DailyMail.com: Is China Building The Next Hubble?

 

Posted March 16, 2016 by henrymowry in Photography

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Owachomo Bridge   1 comment

Wispy clouds and a star-filled night sky make for a dreamy backdrop to Owachomo Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah. Home to some of the darkest skies in the country, Natural Bridges is a stargazer’s paradise and was designated the world’s first International Dark Sky Park. On a given night, it’s possible to see up to 15,000 stars! Photo by Ryan McGinley. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 3/9/16.

Wispy clouds and a star-filled night sky make for a dreamy backdrop to Owachomo Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah. Home to some of the darkest skies in the country, Natural Bridges is a stargazer’s paradise and was designated the world’s first International Dark Sky Park. On a given night, it’s possible to see up to 15,000 stars! Photo by Ryan McGinley. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 3/9/16.

Oh, Those Stars   2 comments

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