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    Default Light pollution in the USA



    Hi guys i watched this interesting doco about how light pollution is killing the night skies and ppl dont even know what the milky way even looks like! this isnt just a American problem but a world wide one, but i guess im lucky to live in a remote part off Australia in the black zone! have a watch its worth the hour

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    Default Re: Light pollution in the USA

    in my area i also face the problem of light pollution
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    Yes i know India has one off the worst light pollution problems in the world! Come to Australia one day you wont believe your eyes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coltpeacemaker View Post
    Yes i know India has one off the worst light pollution problems in the world! Come to Australia one day you wont believe your eyes!
    Sure...
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    https://www.google.co.in/amp/amp.tim...3Fsource%3Ddam

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    I nearly emigrated to Australia about 40 years ago. But then I also tried to visit China. I wonder what would be like if for 1 hour the entire world turned off its lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleheaf View Post
    I nearly emigrated to Australia about 40 years ago. But then I also tried to visit China. I wonder what would be like if for 1 hour the entire world turned off its lights.
    if it will possible in the future then that day the earth is converted into heaven for astronomers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harshil Patel View Post


    if it will possible in the future then that day the earth is converted into heaven for astronomers...
    Yeah, but of course we'll still have the clouds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davesellars View Post
    Yeah, but of course we'll still have the clouds.
    Dave! You didn't have to mention that ! :-)
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    I'd say if it weren't for the political climate, North Korea would be good for star gazing. I believe most of the country is dark because they don't have the power capacity for light pollution...

 

 
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