Having received the International Dark Sky Park certification, the Grand Canyon has been placed into esteemed company of just nine national parks that can boast this honour.

Star enthusiasts can visit the South Rim or North Rim areas of the park.

The South Rim is open year-round with Lipan Point and Yavapoi Point being the popular star gazing locations.

If you want a less crowded place, visit the North Rim – it’s closed during the winter season though.

Every June, the park holds a week of star parties. Telescopes are set at the Grand Canyon Lodge at North Rim and at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center at South Rim to experience the night sky like astronomers do.

With low light pollution, the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s best places to indulge in star-gazing.

Credits: Nat Geo on Twitter

TO DO: Visit the Grand Canyon in June to experience a week of star gazing parties.

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