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Light painted mill and star trails in gold hill, Neil Lockhart

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Gold Point | Desert4WD

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Sparks long exposure, Neil Lockhart

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Red Rock Star Trails, Christopher William

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St. Mary's in the Mountains, Neil Lockhart

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Milky Way Over Great Basin, Derek Demeter

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Goldfield Cemetery | Desert4WD

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Tank in Dixie Valley, Neil Lockhart

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Black Mailbox, Jonathan Stainton

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Starry skies at Great Basin Astronomy Festival

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Lagomarsino Canyon Petroglyph Site, Neil Lockhart

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After Curfew | Maureen Bond

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Lake Tahoe long exposure, Neil Lockhart

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Lucky Boy Valley, Desert 4WD

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Rhyolite Bank, Mac Danzig

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Great Basin Astronomy Festival Star Gazing

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Nevada Jeep Camp Starspace, Tony Vitali

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Bristol Wells, Desert 4WD

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Ft. Churchill Star Trails, Neil Lockhart

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Bansai Rock Lake Tahoe, Tony Vitali

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International Car Forest Maureen Bond

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Nevada Outline at Great Basin National Park Astronomy Fest

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Magic Bus | Neil Lockhart

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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Long Exposure

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Starman, Carl Jones

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Washoe Lake State Park on Full Moon Hike

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Moon Rocks Milky Way, Neil Lockhart

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Lake Mead Dinner Cruise, Hoover Dam

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Whistling Dixie, Neil Lockhart

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Bonsai Rock Long Exposure, Neil Lockhart

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Wayne Posner, Nevada Magazine GNPH

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Starry Sky Serenity

By SYDNEY MARTINEZ | October 2014
Updated: September 2019

Starry Sky Serenity | SYDNEY MARTINEZ

Google light pollution in America, then tell me what you see right where Nevada lies. A dark, peaceful cache, idyllic for stargazing. With some of the darkest nighttime skies in the country, Nevada has managed to escape the encroaching light pollution issues the majority of our bordering neighbors are plagued with. It’s just something you’ve gotta see for yourself, trust us.

Check out the 7,000 stars visible to the naked eye in Tonopah, or see the Milky Way like you’ve never seen it before in Great Basin National Park. You make the judgment call if what you’re seeing is a satellite or a flying saucer near Area 51.

Whether you explore 5 miles, or all 110,567 miles of our countryside, one night spent on our turf and you’ll see why we’re rated the #1 Stargazing Destination in America by USA Today

 Nevada Magazine's Great Nevada Picture Hunt, Heath Smith

 

Star Mill, Neil Lockhart, Gold Hill 

 

Gold Point, Desert 4WD, Gold Point

 

Galactic Wheel, Neil Lockhart, Dead Camel Range-Fallon

 

Red Rock Star Trails, Christopher William, Red Rock National Conservation Area

 

St. Mary's in the Mountains, Neil Lockhart, Virginia City

 

Milky Way Over Great Basin, Derek Demeter, Great Basin National Park

 

Goldfield Cemetery, Desert 4WD, Goldfield

 

Tank in Dixie Valley, Neil Lockhart, Dixie Valley

 

Black Mailbox, Jonathan Stainton, Extraterrestrial Highway

 

Luminous Campsite, Sydney Martinez, Great Basin National Park

 

Light Glyphs, Neil Lockhart, Lagomarsino Petroglyph Site

 

After Curfew, Maureen Bond, International Car Forest of the Last Church

 

Incline Stars, Neil Lockhart, Incline Village

 

Lucky Boy Valley, Desert 4WD

 

Rhyolite Bank, Mac Danzig, Rhyolite

 

Lesson in Astronomy, Sydney Martinez, Great Basin National Park's Astronomy Festival

 

Nevada Jeep Camp Starspace, Tony Vitali, Pyramid Lake

 

Bristol Wells, Desert 4WD, Lincoln County

 

Fort Churchill Star Trails, Neil Lockhart, Fort Churchill State Park

 

Bonsai Stars, Tony Vitali, Sand Harbor State Park

 

International Car Forest of the Last Church, Maureen Bond

 

Starry Night in Nevada, Sydney Martinez, Great Basin National Park

 

Magic Bus, Neil Lockhart, Dixie Valley

 

Hiking With The Full Moon at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, Sydney Martinez

Starman, Carl Jones, Valley of Fire State Park

 

Harvest Moonlight at Washoe Lake State Park, Sydney Martinez

 

Moon Rocks Cairn, Neil Lockhart, Moon Rocks OHV Park-Pyramid Highway

 

Dinner Cruising at Lake Mead, Sydney Martinez, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

 

Whistling Dixie, Neil Lockhart, Dixie Valley

 

Bonsai Rock, Neil Lockhart, Sand Harbor State Park

 

Nevada Magazine's Great Nevada Picture Hunt, Michael Wetzel

 

Nevada Magazine's Great Nevada Picture Hunt, Wayne Posner, Goldwell Open Air

 

 

 

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