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Moonless with no Milky Way

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Moonlit

Welcome to the night sky calendar! You will find dates below which will help you determine whether you will be here during a good date range for night photography in the area. If you are here during any of the moonless date ranges, we would highly recommend a night tour. Due to the minimal amounts of light pollution in the area and the beautiful subject matter, this corner of Utah is highly sought after from photographers all around the world.

We often get questions if it is worth a night tour during the date ranges without the milky way. The answer to that is an absolute yes. We get a massive blanket of stars and we’ve heard it over and over again that this tour was the highlight of their trip to the West, even from tours without the milky way.

We also get questions about whether a night tour is worth if visiting during a “moonlit” date range. The answer to that is NO. The light from the moon casts light onto the features of the park that looks much like mid-day lighting, which is not conducive to creating the “WOW” images we strive to help people capture. In addition, the bright light from the moon also diminishes the ability to see and/or capture many of the stars in the sky.

2018 sky calendar

November 26 - December 11   Moonless with no milky way

December 12 - December 25    Moonlit

December 26 - December 31    Moonless with no milky way

2019 Sky Calendar

January 1 - January 8 Moonless with no milky way

January 9 - January 23 Moonlit

January 24 -  February 8 Moonless with no milky way

February 9 - February 23 Moonlit

February 24 - March 10 Moonless with no milky way

March 11 - March 23 Moonlit

March 24 - April 9 Moonless with some milky way

April 10 - April 21 Moonlit

April 22 - May 8 Moonless with some milky way

May 9 - May 21 Moonlit

May 22 - June 7 Moonless with milky way

June 8 - June 20 Moonlit

June 21 - July 6 Moonless with milky way

July 7 - 21 Moonlit

July 22 - August 4 Moonless with milky way

August 5 - August 20 Moonlit

August 21 - September 3 Moonless with milky way

September 4 - September 18 Moonlit

September 19 - October 2 Moonless with some milky way

October 3 - October 18 Moonlit

October 19 - October 31 Moonless with some milky way

November 1 - November 15 Moonlit

November 16 - November 29 Moonless with no milky way

November 30 - December 14 Moonlit

December 15 - December 29 Moonless with no milky way

December 30 - December 31 Moonlit