International Dark Sky Communities ~ a town, city, municipality, or other legally organized community that has shown exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting codes, dark sky education, and citizen support of dark skies.

An International Dark Sky Community excels in its efforts to achieve a community-wide lighting code, promote responsible lighting, dark sky stewardship, and exist as an example to surrounding communities on the possibilities available with the proper lighting. Each community shown below has gone above and beyond the requirements as stated in our International Dark Sky Community Guidelines.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use


International Dark-Sky Association images on this Web site may only
be used for noncommercial, educational purposes and must compliment
IDA's mission to preserve and protect our night skies through quality
outdoor lighting.

Images attributed to IDA must credited as such.

Images credited to anyone other than IDA may not be used without the
consent of the photographer.

Prohibited Uses:

  • Images from this Web site may not be used in any unflattering or
    derogatory manner.
  • It is prohibited to use any IDA image for commercial use.

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