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Moab UT (at City Hall)
38O34’ N Latitude
109O33’ W Longitude
4048 ft - 1234 m

Night Sky Lighting Recognition Program
By Crystal White

Skies that are dark enough to view the Milky Way are rare in many parts of the world. With a growing light pollution problem, visitors from all over travel to dark sky destinations to see the Milky Way, perhaps for the first time. For visitors and residents alike, over-lighting is having a negative effect on our region.

Sunrise-Sunset for October(The time of sunrise and sunset assumes a flat horizon. Actual time may vary depending upon the landscape.)




Thu, Oct 1

7:15 am

6:59 pm

Fri, Oct 2

7:16 am

6:57 pm

Sat, Oct 3

7:17 am

6:56 pm

Sun, Oct 4

7:18 am

6:54 pm

Mon, Oct 5

7:19 am

6:53 pm

Tue, Oct 6

7:20 am

6:51 pm

Wed, Oct 7

7:21 am

6:50 pm

Thu, Oct 8

7:21 am

6:48 pm

Fri, Oct 9

7:22 am

6:47 pm

Sat, Oct 10

7:23 am

6:45 pm

Sun, Oct 11

7:24 am

6:44 pm

Mon, Oct 12

7:25 am

6:42 pm

Tue, Oct 13

7:26 am

6:41 pm

Wed, Oct 14

7:27 am

6:39 pm

Thu, Oct 15

7:28 am

6:38 pm

Fri, Oct 16

7:29 am

6:37 pm

Sat, Oct 17

7:30 am

6:35 pm

Sun, Oct 18

7:31 am

6:34 pm

Mon, Oct 19

7:32 am

6:32 pm

Tue, Oct 20

7:33 am

6:31 pm

Wed, Oct 21

7:34 am

6:30 pm

Thu, Oct 22

7:35 am

6:28 pm

Fri, Oct 23

7:36 am

6:27 pm

Sat, Oct 24

7:37 am

6:26 pm

Sun, Oct 25

7:39 am

6:25 pm

Mon, Oct 26

7:40 am

6:23 pm

Tue, Oct 27

7:41 am

6:22 pm

Wed, Oct 28

7:42 am

6:21 pm

Thu, Oct 29

7:43 am

6:20 pm

Fri, Oct 30

7:44 am

6:19 pm

Sat, Oct 31

7:45 am

6:18 pm

Moab City and Grand County recently passed new lighting ordinances with the goal of creating a better, safer, more efficiently-lit environment. The Friend of the Milky Way program is here to help businesses come into compliance with an effective and easy to implement program.

The Program:
To become a Friend of the Milky Way, business owners are encouraged to convert their outdoor lighting to night sky lighting with the assistance of Moab Dark Skies members and other organizations.

The Goal:

The goal is to better preserve Moab Valley’s incredible night sky resource for residents and visitors’ enjoyment, and be recognized as a place to experience and appreciate the most brilliant night skies.

To Participate:
Although participation in this program is entirely voluntary, we encourage any business, non-profit, or other organization to apply! We offer applicants a free exterior lighting assessment.

The Benefits:
Applicants recognized as a Friend of the Milky Way will receive: use of the program’s logo on your website; certificate of appreciation and vinyl window cling of recognition; business listing in social media, City, County, and Moab Area Travel Council websites.

Learn More:
For more information, lighting assistance, or for lighting and retrofitting resources:
Grand County Community & Economic Development Dept. 435-259-1343
Moab City Planning Dept. – 435-259-5129

The Moab Dark Skies was established by the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks in conjunction with the National Park Service and Utah State Parks Division of Natural Resources.

Oct 1 - Full Moon at 3:05 pm
Oct 23 - First Quarter at 7:22 am
Oct 31 - Full Moon at 8:49 am

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