CHACO CANYON

The May 20, 2012 annular solar eclipse was a highlight of a recent trip to Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. Chaco Canyon was a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture that flourished from the mid-800s for over 300 years. Seeing the eclipse and doing the night sky photos in the ancient pueblo sites, sometimes within the walls of the monumental architecture, was an amazing experience. Many thanks to NPS rangers Don Whyte, Jim Von Haden and Phil Varela for assistance with the night shots.          

Moon and sun, Pueblo Bonito

Moon and sun, Pueblo Bonito

Annularity

Annularity

Moon and sun

Moon and sun

Totality, Pueblo Bonito

Totality, Pueblo Bonito

Polaris, Pueblo Bonito

Polaris, Pueblo Bonito

Milky Way, Fajada Butte

Milky Way, Fajada Butte

North sky, Pueblo Bonito

North sky, Pueblo Bonito

Moon and Venus, Pueblo del Arroyo

Moon and Venus, Pueblo del Arroyo

East sky, Pueblo del Arroyo

East sky, Pueblo del Arroyo

Moon and Venus setting, Casa Rinconada

Moon and Venus setting, Casa Rinconada

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