06 Dec '12, 2pm

U.S. Light Pollution Captured in Stunning New Satellite Images (Video)

U.S. Light Pollution Captured in Stunning New Satellite Images (Video)

“In the end, humans are no less trapped by light pollution than the frogs in a pond near a brightly lit highway,” writes Verlyn Klinkenborg for National Geographic . ”Living in a glare of our own making, we have cut ourselves off from our evolutionary and cultural patrimony—the light of the stars and the rhythms of day and night. In a very real sense, light pollution causes us to lose sight of our true place in the universe, to forget the scale of our being, which is best measured against the dimensions of a deep night with the Milky Way—the edge of our galaxy—arching overhead.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/12/06/u-s-light-pollution-ca...

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