Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Astro-image of the Day: National Dark-Sky Week starts on Saturday

The sixth annual National Dark-Sky Week is March 29 - April 4. The event puts the spotlight on light pollution. Here's what light pollution looks like from space:


A close-up of the United States:

Click the image to see the story.

Look at that: There's not much dark sky out there. Imagine how black the ancient skies must have looked. Imagine all the stars that our distant ancestors could see.

The World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour kicks off this event on March 29th from 8:00-9:00pm: Turn off your lights!

Dark skies.
Chris
Tags: astronomy
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