CEDAR CITY -- Gazing skyward from his backyard, longtime southern Utah resident Abe Heck used to marvel at the Milky Way. Now he can't even see it.
"I could see nebulas through the telescope in town," he said. "Now you have to drive to the mountains or the desert to see a decent picture of the night sky."
Under natural moonless conditions, the National Park Service said it is easy in some areas to see one's shadow from the glow of Venus or Jupiter and, in some cases, from the Milky Way.