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NASA – Dark Skies: Turn on the Night

May 16, 2019

If the nighttime stars are only a distant memory to you, or – even worse – a mythological tale, check out this before & after photo from the NASA website. A small hillside town in Kaihua County in far western China decided to turn down many of their lights.

Give the photo a few seconds to load, then move your cursor onto and off the picture. You’ll see the town lights go out and the stars come on, just like they would if your town didn’t have all those lights on every night. Then think about the Dark Sky Association.

By the way the main NASA page is a great home page for your web browser. A different photo & explanation every day, popping up as soon as you hit the web.
[Chuck Almdale]

One Comment
  1. ethanski permalink
    May 17, 2019 4:43 am

    Yes nice.

    We have been to the NASA? VLA sight in New Mexico 🇲🇽 Awesome nights! No lights at all in a remote hidden valley, sort of close to Bosque de Apache.

    Took a very cool 😎 picture of the 4 Gallilayan moons of Jupiter thru my Kowa scope!! Wow!

    (Very Large Array)

    Note: last 2 lecturers on Madagascar 🇲🇬 and Trinidad 🇹🇹 Tobago 🇹🇹 we’re very good.

    Ciao EG

    Sent from my iPhone: No puppies or trees were harmed by this e-mail……. ….have a marvelous day!



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