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Great Sand Dunes National Park | May 24-25, 2019

Earlier this month, the Great Sand Dunes National Park became an International Dark Sky Park and the sixth dark sky place in the state of Colorado. The designation notes the exceptional quality of its dark night skies…and they are exceptional. The dunes, which began as a national monument in 1932, officially became a national park in 2000.

Time-lapse from Perseid Meteor Shower | September 29, 2018

The Perseid meteor shower peaked in Colorado over the August 12 weekend in 2018. The annual meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through a stream of dust from the Comet Swift-Tuttle. This time-lapse was taken on August 11 in Florissant, Colo. About once a month, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument holds a Night Sky Program that allows visitors to stargaze with minimal light pollution.