From the Bureau of Land Management:
Milky Way near Butterfield Pass in the BLM-managed Sonoran Desert National Monument
This area is probably only 30-40 air miles from Phoenix, and the glow from the city is visible to the north. However, the overhead stars and southern horizon are dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way, which makes a great backdrop to the charismatic saguaros.
-Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist
Image description: Capitol Hill on a cold morning in March.
Photo from the Architect of the Capitol.
Image description: This photo from the U.S. Department of the Interior shows Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California. From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes National Seashore offers visitors over 1,500 species of plants and animals to discover.
Photo by Nick Chill, National Park Service