dark skies nevada stargazing

Stargazing

Nevada stargazing is unbeatable, because the state is home to more of the last true dark skies than anywhere in America. Unblemished, unbelievably crisp, clear starry night skies can be found in all corners of the Silver State, thanks to the way Nevada’s history concentrated almost all of its 3 million residents into two metro areas and a handful of intriguing little towns. Even when you’re in a small town like Ely, Tonopah, and Gerlach—dark sky sanctuaries await, right on the outskirts, where solitude is felt and nature runs wild. Find out how to stargaze with the naked eye in the Silver State as you take a look up at the Nevada night sky.

All Nevada Stargazing

What is Stargazing?

Wondering, “what is stargazing?” It’s exactly what it sounds like: looking up and soaking in the wonder of a deep, dark sky and appreciating the majesty of it all. The thing is: you don’t need professional equipment such as telescopes or an astrophotography rig to enjoy Nevada stargazing. All you need is a sense of curiosity and a clear night.

milky way system during night time at the international car forest
International Car Forest of the Last Church
shooting star while stargazing at sand mountain
Sand Mountain Recreation Area

How to Stargaze?

Now, we said you don’t have to get all fancy with how to stargaze, but we’re totally fine if you do. If you’re able to pull out the big ‘scopes, star charts, stargazing apps, and other accoutrement of the trade, go for it. But Nevada is the ideal place for the amateur stargazer, too.

There are endless gadgets and tools you can use for locating the Big Dipper, Orion’s Belt, and other notable constellations. But you may be amazed to find that they’re all super easy to spot in Nevada’s dark skies. Whatever you have (or don’t) — just get here to witness these heavenly wonders.

Moon Phases

Waxing, waning, full or crescent? Find out which mood the moon will be in tonight or on your next Nevada backcountry stargazing trip.

nevada night sky

Travel Nevada Pro Tip

Embark on an adventure of astronomical proportions along the “Starry-est Route in America.” The Park to Park in the Dark route takes you from Death Valley to Great Basin via some of the least light-polluted spaces in small towns in the Lower 48. Just make sure you’re prepared to truly be in the dark. We’re talkin’ long stretches with no cell service, no other people, no nothin’—besides a few thousand stars. Do your homework, journey safely, and let the memories beam down.

#TravelNevada

Had an out-of-this world experience in the Silver State? Tag #TravelNevada to help us show off the best stargazing in the USA. If we love your photo, you may find it featured here.

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Good Friday to all! The Last Supper statues by Albert Szukalski, with Star Trails at the Goldwell Open Air Museum at the Rhyolite Ghost Town. The Star Trails add showers of blessing to these amazing plaster sculptures, which amazingly have endured the extreme over 100 degree heat in this desert! Taken during our Star Trails and Light Painting in Death Valley Night Photography Workshop with creativephotoacademy, and Instructors cassonephotography and redheadkatrina. This was one of our last pictures of the Workshop! 🌠👬👬👬👬👬👬📷❤🙏 
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Nikon D810 
Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 
14mm at f/2.8 

June 20, 2020 between 10:57 PM - 11:34 PM, for a total of 37 minutes.
15 pictures stacked and edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

For the first image, 20 seconds at f/2.8, and ISO 4000.

For all of the 14 Star Trails pictures, 90 seconds at f/2.8 and ISO 400.
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We went for a drive last night to try and capture the Aurora Borealis and it was so subtle compared to Friday night we could baaaarely see it but you can see the “slight” purple and green!🌟🙌🏼
Definitely was still a fun late night drive with the pups and took a few Milky Way pictures while we were out and about!💫🤭 
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Gold Mining and Reaching for the Stars! Tribute to Shorty Harris statues by Fred Bervorts, with a Prospector and a Penguin, and Star Trails at the Goldwell Open Air Museum at the Rhyolite Ghost Town in Beatty, NV. Taken on June 20, 2020 during our Star Trails and Light Painting in Death Valley Night Photography Workshop with creativephotoacademy, led by Instructors cassonephotography and redheadkatrina. Keep on reaching for the Stars and have a Terrific Thursday, everyone! 🌠👥📷 
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Nikon D810 
Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 
14mm at f/2.8 

June 20, 2020 between 8:48 PM and 9:40 PM, for a total of 1 hour and 8 minutes. 
34 pictures stacked and edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

For all 34 Star Trail exposures, 90 seconds each at ISO 400.
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Stayin’ up late. Morey Peak WSA, Nye County.
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First van adventure of the summer in “El Capitan”

Caught the last colors of the geostorm lighting up the Milky Way over the Eastern Sierras. Can’t wait for more “shevanigans” around Nevada this summer! 

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I recently found myself out in the middle of nowhere Nevada.  Couldn’t resist lighting up some buses and checking out some stars.  It’s damn dark out there! 🌚 ⁣
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