did you know that there is “light pollution”? and that it harms wildlife, especially birds? national geographic magazine had a great article about it a few months back. they even showed a map where you could see the brightest areas; it was very eye opening!
we sure have seen the effects of light pollution when we have tried to go out and see the planets, nebula, and other stars. even the milky way is getting harder and harder to see without going all the way up into the mountains. in fact, even down by the lake, where there isn’t as much development, there is still a lot of light coming from the surrounding cities.
anyway, if you are interested in things like this, even if you can’t make it to florida, be sure to check out the dark sky festival at harmony website to learn more about light pollution and why they are holding the festival.
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