Sedona is known for majestic red rock beauty, though when the sun goes down, another natural marvel takes center stage: Sedona’s starry nights.

A truly dark and starry sky has become increasingly rare worldwide, as the artificial lights drown out the limpid night sky. Fortunately, Sedona keeps its sky free of much light pollution. Combined with a haze-free, low-humidity, and high elevation atmosphere, Sedona and the Verde Valley is a paradise for stargazers.

This time-lapse video presents the nighttime sky from the Sedona Mago Retreat Center. The Dahngun Shrine and Mission Place, where the time-lapses were taken, are significant places that mark the history of the retreat center. We appreciate EJ Lim, Neal Margolin, and Edwin Kim for their contribution of this breathtaking video.