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You'll Never Guess What The Sky Looks Like From 47 Different Places Around The World.

Because of light and air pollution, the places where you can go and take a really good look at the night sky are shrinking with every passing year. 


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As of 2001, a fifth of the world's population is unable to see the Milky Way galaxy without a telescope.


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North America and Europe are the most affected regions. It's not surprising, given that 99% of the United States is considered "polluted." Thankfully, there are still places where you can go to see the full breadth of the night sky. Here are a few of the best viewing places.


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New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Historical Park.


The World At Night

Cerro Armazones in the Chilean Andes.


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Utah's Bryce Canyon.


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Clayton Lake Dark Sky Park in New Mexico.


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The UK's Northumberland Dark Sky Park.


Daily Mail UK

Pennsylvania's Cherry Springs State Park.


PBS

The wild desert of Sedona, Arizona.


Flickr

Scotland's Galloway Forest Park.


Daily Mail UK

Quebec's Mont-Megantic National Park.


ASTROLab

Hungary's Zselic Starry Sky Park.


The Abstract

Namibia's NamibRand International Dark Sky Reserve.


CapturEarth

The often-photographed Atacama Desert in Chile.


Flickr

Ohio's Observatory Park in the Geauga Park District.


Cleveland.com

California's Death Valley National Park.


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New Zealand's Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.


Flickr

Hungary's Hortobagy National Park.


Flickr

The Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.


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Arizona's Grand Canyon.


Flickr

Canada's Moraine Lake in the Banff National Park.


Imgur

The Spanish Canary Islands in La Palma.


National Geographic

Nevada's Great Basin National Park.


SouthwestDesertLover

Australia's Wiruna in New South Wales.


Flickr

The French Pic du Midi Dark Sky Reserve.


Le Petit Pyreneen

Alaska's Denali National Park.


Times Union

La Fortuna in Costa Rica.


RSI Photos

Poloniny Dark Sky Park in Slovakia.


Psychics Universe

The UK's Exmoor National Park.


Flickr

North Carolina's Blue Ridge Observatory and Star Park.


CNN

Michigan's Headlands Dark Sky Park.


Dark Sky

The Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, United Kingdom.


Daily Mail UK

Florida's Big Pine Key.


Flickr

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California's Joshua Tree National Park.


Flickr

Musala in Bulgaria.


Newsiosity

The Natural Bridges International Dark Sky Park in Utah.


Places Under The Sun

Kiruna, Sweden


National Geographic

The White Mountains of California.


Flickr

The Big Bend International Dark Sky Park in Texas.


Flickr

Churchill Manitoba in Canada.


Places Under The Sun

Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park.


Flickr

The German Westhavelland Dark Sky Reserve.


Sochnik

The Texan McDonald Observatory.


Flickr

Mauna Kea in Hawaii.


The Roosevelts

Ireland's Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve.


Flickr

Paranal in Chile.


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Canadian Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia.


Frommers

Hotel Elqui Domos in Chile.


E-Architect

Maine's Acadia National Park.


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