Wednesday, April 16, 2008

tender is the night

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a photo of the night as we should all be seeing it, if only street lighting didn't cause so much light pollution.

I was lucky enough to see the stars like this once, on a visit to Dumfries and Galloway - but it should be available to everyone, everywhere - it's just a matter of putting proper shades on the streetlamps, which would direct more light down onto the street where it's needed, and probably save energy into the bargain.

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