Bright Light

Light Pollution: The alteration of natural light levels in the outdoor environment owing to artificial light sources. —Wikipedia

Wikipedia goes on to say that, “By June of 2016, it was estimated that one third of the world’s population could no longer see the Milky Way, including 80% of Americans and 60% of Europeans…”

This video takes an elegant look at the problem.


  6 comments for “Bright Light

  1. August 20, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    Love the video and how it shows what many stars we should be able to actually see! Growing up in the country side I used to be able to see the milky way as a kid at home; tried again when I visited my parents last week … but I couldn’t see it, the town became just too bright for it, which is really sad. Hope to find a place where I can see it again.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  2. The Poetry Channel
    August 19, 2016 at 7:19 AM

    Seems like this comes up once every Perseid meteor shower. But if you ever saw the night sky away from the lights, man, heavenly. No pun intended.


    • August 19, 2016 at 8:35 AM

      We used to experience that in Telluride and on the Grand Mesa when we lived in western Colorado.

      Liked by 1 person

      • The Poetry Channel
        August 19, 2016 at 8:36 AM

        I bet that was awesome. My best viewing of the Milky Way was on Haleakala in Hawaii.


      • August 19, 2016 at 8:40 AM

        Sounds picturesque.

        Liked by 1 person

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