Natural Bridges National Monument

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At Natural Bridges in Utah, is it possible to do night sky viewing in February?
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Utah has fantastic night sky viewing year round.  The night skies are very uncluttered with light pollution, allowing for some stargazing unlike many other regions in the country.  In February you better put on some warm clothes if you want to stay outside for long durations during the night.  Natural Bridges is on a high desert plateau, meaning that winters are cold, and there can be up to a 40 degree difference in temperature between day and night.  

If you want to know what you are in for, the weather widget displays current temperatures and conditions on the Oh Ranger Natural Bridges page.  Natural Bridges is also the world's first International Dark Sky Park.  To learn more, click here to view the NPS page on Dark Sky Parks.

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