Link- Iceland city turns off all streetlights so citizens can see night sky

Ontario Canada during and after a power outage

Ontario Canada during and after a power outage.
Image courtesy of International Dark-Sky Association.

What a great idea! Reykjavik turned off their outdoor lights at 10PM every night for a week, while an astronomer on the radio described the night sky. Hopes were they would see the northern lights as well.

As someone who rarely gets to see the Milky Way, and I live almost an hour away from Boston, MA (USA), I wish we’d do something like this once a year, or perhaps even seasonally. There’s so much beauty up there that is washed away by light pollution.

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