PhotoPOSTcard: Seeing to Infinity and Beyond in Big Bend

Milky Way over Big Bend

Last Updated on 10/13/20 by quiltripping

Big Bend National Park is not just a beautifully scenic park in the traditional sense with the Rio Grande cutting grand canyons through the desert landscape. The area is also designated an International Dark Sky Park with one of the best, biggest and darkest night skies in the lower 48 states of the US. On a cloudless night during my recent visit, I was able to clearly see the milky way arc from horizon to horizon. Such an amazing sight for someone who lives on the East Coast of the US where I can barely see the big dipper.

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Please note that my visit to the Big Bend area was hosted by Visit Big Bend but all content is my own.