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12-06-2018, 08:03 AM
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Dark Skies

We have a local group here on the Wight. Do you have anything active in your area ?

http://darksky.org
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12-06-2018, 06:17 PM
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Re: Dark Skies

We don't have a dark skies group here in Florida, Dobra, but we do have a community-wide effort to install low lighting because of sea turtle nesting. Hatchlings too often mistake coastal lighting for the moon and head inland instead of to the sea. It's taken a massive effort just establish the practice. A wonderful side benefit is that it has indeed made celestial view much better.
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12-06-2018, 06:41 PM
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Re: Dark Skies

In the midst of winter without a moon, Newchurch village here in the IoW is illuminated by a galaxy of stars, but in reality inky black. When walking out of the brightly village hall, one feels dizzy from lack of direction.

From where I live in Ryde, the night views of Portsmouth and Southsea are a blaze of light,
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12-06-2018, 08:30 PM
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Im so lucky that I live in an area where street lights are pretty much non existent

On a clear night, the sky is stunningly beautiful
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14-06-2018, 07:42 AM
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The view atop Mauna Kea. That's the Milky way running vertically through the photo. There are so many more stars visible up there that it takes a keen eye to pick out: Perseus near the top right, Orion small and near the bottom, Gemini low and to the left, and Taurus towards the center.

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