Light pollution is a growing issue August 21, 2006Posted by Al in : design,nature , trackback
I agree whole-heartedly with this article, as I can see the difference in light pollution in my area in the last 20 years. When I was a kid I would often go camping in the summer, and I loved spending my time lying out on a warm night spotting satellites and shooting stars. We’d have competitions to see who could spot the most, and we’d make up our own constellations as well. I doubt whether we’d be able to do so these days as the glare on sodium lights is sometimes so bright that it seems as though there is a large fire just over some hill or ridge in the distance. However this need not be the case and if our councils and businesses were to use better directed lights at night then they could save money and give us all a chance to see the stars at some point.