If Only We Could See The Stars

How light pollution affects the dark night skies (image from Wikimedia Commons)

28 December 2023

We usually take for granted that even on a clear night there aren’t many stars to see. When the news reminds us to watch for an astronomical event such as the Geminid meteor shower on 13 December, we realize that most of us have to drive somewhere to find a dark sky. Even rural skies show fewer stars than a dark sky site, and Dark Sky locations are getting harder to find as light pollution proliferates.

Earth City Lights, 1994-1995 (image from Wikimedia Commons)

There’s a universe above us that most of us cannot see. Learn more in this vintage article:

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