September 13, 2013

Owachomo Bridge, Utah

Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

A starry night gleams above Owachomo Bridge in Utah's Natural Bridges National Monument—named the first Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). "Here you see something forgotten," says ranger Scott Ryan, "and reconnect with the sky."

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