21 Incredible Moon Photos From Travel Channel Fans

The perks of being a night owl.

Set your alarms. Monday night's super moon will be extra special because the moon will be closer to the Earth than it has been in 70 years. It won't be this close again until November 25, 2034.

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We'll be watching Monday night and we know Travel Channel fans will be, too. So many super moons--from the harvest moon to the blood moon--have been Instagrammed by fans this year. Here are our favorite full moons, super moons, moon rises and more from Travel Channel fans using #LiveTravelChannel. 

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Norway

Death Valley National Park, California

Brussels, Belgium

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Paris, France

Monument Valley, Utah

San Francisco, California

Iceberg Alley, Canada

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Paris, France

Denali National Park, Alaska

Arches National Park, Utah

Mendoza, Argentina

Valcava, Italy

Sardinia, Italy

Banff, Canada

Leon, Spain

Mount Tamalpais State Park, California

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

More Stargazing

Stargazing at Utah's Natural Bridges National Monument

8 Best Places to See the Stars in Our National Parks

To the Bridge, Spock

To the Bridge, Spock

Utah’s Natural Bridges National Monument already has a height advantage, rising 6,500 feet above sea level on Cedar Mesa. The rocky catwalks not only bring you closer to the stars, they carry the distinction of being in the first national monument to be certified by the International Dark-Sky Association, an organization that aims to curb light pollution and preserve our celestial views (sort of like a non-profit dimmer switch). 960 1280

  

Star Man

Star Man

Park Rangers at Southern Utah’s Bryce Canyon take their stargazing seriously. They are tasked with protecting the area’s incredible natural darkness for the 100+ astronomy programs that operate every year within the park. How dark is it? It’s so dark that Venus and Jupiter are bright enough to cast your shadow on the canyon floor. For maximum cosmological majesty, plan your trip around the Annual Astronomy Festival in early June.  960 1280

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California Stars

California Stars

Just beyond the reach of L.A.’s ring of smog and neon, Joshua Tree National Park is Southern California’s personal planetarium. Winter solstice offers the longest night of the year and best star gawking opportunity. Weave your way through the desert hippie caravans and gaze deeply into the turquoise buckle of Orion’s belt.  960 1280

  

Temple of Stars

Temple of Stars

While perhaps not an obvious choice, Zion National Park in Utah rewards the patient star seeker with some stellar views of the Milky Way. With its towering sandstone cliffs and peculiar rock formations, there’s always something to see in Zion if you look up, even on a moonlit night. Just stay to the paths.

 

 

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The Western Sky

The Western Sky

California’s Yosemite National Park is a popular destination for amateur astronomers who tend to gather at Glacier Point between June and August. Ask politely and they may let you peep through their impressively large telescopes. If you’re looking for a guided star voyage, astronomy walks are offered in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, and Wawona. DIY-ers can download an app like GoSkyWatch and plot their own trip through the night sky.  960 1280

  

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

Utah’s Arches National Park is one of the most arresting and photographed landscapes in the world, but at nightfall it becomes a darkened theater for the big cosmic revue overhead. Campers extinguish fires and recline their lawn chairs to take in the great celestial spray of the Milky Way as it bends from horizon to horizon, upstaged only by the occasional streaking meteor. 960 1280

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Sea of Darkness

Sea of Darkness

If you really want to get away from the city lights, head for the improbably named Dry Tortugas National Park, which is actually a string of seven small islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Go native and camp on the beach for some all-night sky watching. The only non-celestial light you’ll see is the intermittent flashing from the lighthouse on Loggerhead Key.  

 

 

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Party With the Stars

Party With the Stars

Arizona’s Grand Canyon offers one of the best views of the night sky in the U.S. The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association throws star parties on the canyon’s South Rim, while the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix hosts competing events on the North Rim. Whichever bash you choose, make sure you dress warmly and look down from time to time. That first step is a doozy.  960 1280

  

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