Skip to comments.Our nights are getting brighter, and Earth is paying the price [Not a Global Warming story] [ed]
Posted on 04/05/2019 2:51:02 AM PDT by C19fan
On a clear night in 1994, an earthquake rumbled beneath Los Angeles and caused a city-wide power outage just before dawn. Startled awake, some residents who had stumbled outside called various emergency centers and a local observatory to report a mysterious cloud overhead.
That weird object turned out to be the band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, which had long been obscured from view by the citys lights.
Arguably, the light bulb is the most transformative invention humans have introduced to this planet. By flicking a switch or pushing a button, we can push back the veil that would naturally shroud our lives each night. Now, we work long after the sun sinks below the horizon. We play games outside until the hours stretch into double digits. We more safely roam city streets after dark.
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North Korea doesn’t have this problem.
I spent much of my childhood in rural California, where I was able to stargaze a lot. Now I live on the east coast where only the brightest stars are visible. In 2016, I went to Mongolia. Out on the Gobi desert, the view of the stars is stunning. The Milky Way looked more amazing than I had ever seen it.
I was driving late at night near Needles, Arizona, when I glanced up at the stars. It was such a spectacular sight, I had to pull over, get out of the car and just look at it. The neat thing was looking around and seeing other people pulled of the road doing the same thing.
Orange "Anti-Crime" lights color the entire night sky gray-orange north from Homestead to Daytona.
There are plenty of places east of the Mississippi rural enough to allow seeing the Milky Way.
Last time I went through Needles, it was still in California. Wonder when they moved it across the river.
Wow, Venus at midnight, must have been at the horizon at the highest. I can't imagine Venus being up at midnight.
You can see Venus in daylight, if you know its position.
“Well, I headed for Las Vegas
Only made it out to Needles”
You see the Milky Way better in the dry, cloudless desert.
Ive never seen it. In my flight simulator it shows clearly. I thought the software was flawed. Id love to see that sometime.
Yes, as probably other planets if you have the right equipment and know their declination and right ascension. But you can't see it at midnight unless you are in orbit around the earth.
If one has ever been up north, one can see everything, and nothing. So many stars become visible you can’t even find Cassiopeia.
For years they’ve been telling us incandescents have been destroying the planet - if you read through this thing, now they’re telling us compact fluorescents and LED’s are destroying the planet.
and it is a good chance a bunch of these do not even know what it is when mentioned beside a candy bar
Venus is a twilight light here. Sunrise and sunset. Same with Mercury. The inside orbs are of different character... they follow Sol, tightly.
No sun, no morning or evening stars. The Mercury retrograde ruins me.
They see all the stars in North Korea.
One element of human stupidity is leaving lights on outdoors when we have no intention of actually going outside.
A lot of people in rural areas have “guard” lights that they think bring them security. In reality they are advertising their location to any potential thieves in the area.
Funny how people move away from something they don’t like then immediately try to transform their new location into the place they came from. This is why people in rural areas hate to see people moving in from cities: They tend to bring the city with them, such as throwing up so many lights everyone else feels like they are now living next to a Walmart.
Q: How many scientists does it take to change a lightbulb?
- Shsssh. You’re killing the planet.
- Shssssh. You’re ruining the stargazing.
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