ENVIRONMENT
12/30/2014 04:18 pm ET Updated Dec 31, 2014

The 10 Best Night Sky Photos From The Department Of The Interior's Instagram Account

We already know the Department of the Interior's Instagram game is on point, but these gorgeous shots of the night sky are something else.

The agency manages more than 500 million acres of public lands across the country -- more than enough space to find a perfect starscape. It may be winter, but there's still plenty to explore during the season at one of America's 59 national parks.

Take a look at the top 10 night sky photos from the Interior Department's account that were posted over the past year, and follow along throughout 2015 @usinterior.

Photo courtesy of David Lane.

America’s public lands, like #Yosemite #NationalPark in California (pictured here), are some of the best places for stargazing. Joseph Taylor (@joe__taylor) captured this stunner of the endless #MilkyWay galaxy floating above the granite monoliths -- Washington Column and #HalfDome -- in @YosemiteNPS’s Stoneman Meadow. "To be a part of a beautiful moment on Earth like this one is always breathtaking, but to capture it with my camera was incredible,” says Joseph. Want to be featured on @USInterior’s Instagram account and our other social media channels? Tag us in your amazing images of national parks, wildlife refuges (@usfws) or @mypubliclands, and we could end up sharing your photo of America’s public lands!

A photo posted by U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior) on

Photo courtesy of Joseph Taylor (@joe__taylor).
Photo courtesy of Toby Harriman (www.tobyharriman.com).

The Milky Way over Arches National Park in #Utah.

A photo posted by U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior) on

Photo courtesy of Jacob Frank (@jwfrankphotography).

Clear skies over #Yellowstone #NationalPark’s Mammoth Hot Springs provided great views of this morning’s #bloodmoon. #LunarEclipse #nofilter

A photo posted by U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior) on

Photo by Neal Herbert, National Park Service.
Photo by Beau Johnson (www.sharetheexperience.org).

The view from Eielson Visitor Center as the full moon rises over Denali National Park. NPS Photo/Lian Law

A photo posted by U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior) on

Photo by Lian Law, National Park Service.
Photo courtesy of Matt Newman.
Photo courtesy of David Shield.
Photo courtesy of Nina McIntosh (@alohaninalove).
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