Looming Under a Lunar Sky at National Parks
Your national parks offer incredible opportunities for lunar photography. With unforgettable landscapes and some of America's clearest, darkest night skies, the moon is the perfect subject for your next photo project, and a national park near you is the perfect setting.
Antietam National Battlefield
The harvest moon—the full moon closest to the autumn equinox—rising over Piper Farm at Antietam National Battlefield.
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Moonlight illuminates Cedar Breaks National Monument during a super moon, when a full moon coincides with when the moon is closest to earth during its orbit.
Chiricahua National Monument
A setting moon casts an otherworldly glow over Chiricahua National Monument, home to a spectacular array of hoodoos and balancing rocks.
Denali National Park & Preserve
The moon shines faintly next to the snow-capped peak of Mount Denali, America's highest point, in Denali National Park & Preserve.
Devils Postpile National Monument
The moon looms over the rugged rock formations of Devils Postpile National Monument, where visitors are humbled by the unique symmetry of columnar basalt towering 60 feet high.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area's 1.25 million acres of rugged lanscape of canyons, cliffs, buttes, and more, creates a beautiful backdrop for moon-watching.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Watching the evening fog rolling into San Francisco behind the beautifully illuminated Golden Gate Bridge during the full moon makes Golden Gate National Recreation Area the perfect date night out.
Mount Rainier National Park
The full moon can illuminate the trail for mountaineers on Mount Rainier, an icon in the Washington landscape boasting the most glaciated peak in the contiguous United States.
White Sands National Monument
Visitors can experience the serenity and peacefullness of the unique dunes of white gypsum at White Sands National Monument on a full-moon hike through the park.
National parks across the country offer opportunities for some amazing lunar photography. Arm yourself with a camera and a lunar calendar, and your next national park visit could result in the photo of a lifetime!