Desert Snow

By: Wally Pacholka


Region: Americas

Site: Joshua Tree National Park - USA

Date: December 2008

Constellation Canis Major with the brightest star of night sky, Sirius, shines above a rare scene in Southern California. As noted by the photographer "after a record snow falls here in the southern California deserts, I was able to spend a fabulous evening in nearby Joshua Tree National Park (my nearest dark sky site) about a 150 miles from Long Beach. There was so much snowfall that the park was closed for 2 days prior. I spent 6 marvelous hours hiking about enjoying the night sky and taking images." Wally Pacholka/

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