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Joshua Tree National Park (California)

IDS Site Joshua Tree National Park (California)

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2
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Yes
The night sky is a glittering dome peppered with stars, planets, and passing meteors—but most people no longer get to see it. In urban and suburban settings, artificial lighting and atmospheric pollutants wash out the light of the stars. This is a serious loss. For millennia, our ancestors experienced a dark night sky. Cultures around the world told stories about the constellations and used the stars as a calendar. Only for the past few generations have humans been denied the chance to stand in awe of the heavens. Boasting some of the darkest nights in Southern California, Joshua Tree National Park, an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), offers many visitors the chance to admire the Milky Way for the first time in their lives.

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Tracy Perry
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Location
6554 Park Boulevard, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Additional information

UTC offset
-7
Elevation
2700 ft
Lattitude
33.8734 (North)
Longitude
-115.9010 (West)

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