Rare eclipse a real treat

Rare eclipse a real treat

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Photo Courtesy of Dale Dombrowski, Natural Bridges National monument
Natural Bridges National Monument west of Blanding, Utah, boasts some of the darkest skies in the country. Gordon Gower, the park’s astronomer, offers programs and views through his 16½-inch telescope.
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The heavens and dark skies at Natural Bridges National Monument offer great nighttime views, like this one from Owachomo Bridge. The annular eclipse will reach its maximum at 7:32 MDT on May 20, and the sun will sink before the eclipse is completely finished.
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Sipapu Bridge at Natural Bridges has the widest of the monument’s three bridge spans at 268 feet and 53 feet thick.
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A full moon rises over Southeast Utah and the Colorado Plateau. May 20’s new moon will block out nearly all of the sun near dusk.
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Photo Courtesy of Andrew Gulliford
Sipapu Bridge at Natural Bridges has the widest of the monument’s three bridge spans at 268 feet and 53 feet thick.
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Ancestral Puebloans studied the night skies and practiced archaeoastronomy across the Colorado Plateau. These painted hand prints are found in White Canyon between Sipapu and Kachina bridges at Natural Bridges National Monument.
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