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The Natural History MuseumWhat is light pollution?The Natural History MuseumAlso known as photo pollution, light pollution is the presence of artificial light in the night environment. It is an anthropogenic pollutant (meaning it originates in human activity) which can be disruptive and harmful to both wildlife and humans. In ... [...]
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
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Mirror.co.ukWhere to see the Northern Lights in the UK including best Scottish spotsMirror.co.ukBrits who have always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights won't need to venture too far! In fact the UK is firmly established as one of the best places to see the Aurora, thanks to a wide array of spots where you could catch a glimpse of the natural ...and more [...]
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
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Devon LiveTonight is the BEST time to see the incredible Orionid meteor showerDevon LiveAn incredible astronomical display should be at its most visible tonight. Stargazers will be able to catch a glimpse of the Orionid meteor shower, when debris from Halley's Comet will be spotted in the night sky.A Meteor Shower Made by Halley's Comet Peaks Tonight. Here's How to See It.ThrillistThe Orionids are peaking tonight -- and Seattle's weather might let you seeseattlepi.comall 83 [...]
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
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Plymouth HeraldTonight is the BEST time to see the incredible Orionid meteor showerPlymouth Herald... Greenwich (ROG) says the Orionid Meteor Shower “is one of the best known and most reliable meteor showers in the annual calendar, visible from across the globe.” To get the best chance of seeing the spectacular, keep away from light pollution.A Meteor Shower Made by Halley's Comet Peaks Tonight. Here's How to See It.ThrillistThe Orionids are peaking tonight -- and Seattle's [...]
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
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Harrogate AdvertiserKnaresborough Castle Lighting project: Groundwork set to beginHarrogate AdvertiserDetails of the plan are still being considered, including the amount of light pollution that could be generated - with houses located close to the castle grounds. A grant of £20,000 has been put towards the project from Harrogate Borough Council's ... [...]
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
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Yorkshire PostKnaresborough Castle Lighting project: Groundwork set to beginYorkshire PostDetails of the plan are still being considered, including the amount of light pollution that could be generated - with houses located close to the castle grounds. A grant of £20,000 has been put towards the project from Harrogate Borough Council's ... [...]
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
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Business Insider UKChina wants to build a fake moon 'eight times brighter than the real moon' to illuminate city streetsBusiness Insider UKJohn Barentine, Director of Public Policy at the International Dark-Sky Association, told Forbes the “solution” to Chengdu's problems “potentially creates significant new environmental problems” - and could increase light pollution by a factor of 47.China to launch artificial moon by 2020. Here's what it will doConnectstatesboroall 9 news articles [...]
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
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Surrey LiveOrionid meteor shower could light up UK skies this weekendSurrey LiveEach Orionid is a piece of debris shed by Halley's Comet as it passed through our inner solar system during its 75-year orbit around the Sun. At its peak, around 20 meteors an hour are expected to light up the sky, according to the Weather Channel ...The Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here's how to watch.VoxCINDY DAY: Weekend showers - wet and celestialTheChronicleHerald.caOrionid [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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BBC NewsFake moon: Could China really light up the night sky?BBC News"The moon would significantly increase the night-time brightness of an already light-polluted city, creating problems for Chengdu's residents who are unable to screen out the unwanted light," John Barentine, director of Public Policy at the ...and more [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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BBC NewsFake moon: Could China really light up the night sky?BBC News"The moon would significantly increase the night-time brightness of an already light-polluted city, creating problems for Chengdu's residents who are unable to screen out the unwanted light," John Barentine, director of Public Policy at the ...Chinese City To Launch 'Artificial Moon' to Light Streets at NightNewslineall 107 news articles [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Devon LiveHalley's Comet meteor shower to reach peak this weekendDevon LiveA spectacular astronomical event is set to reach its peak this weekend - when debris from Halley's Comet will be spotted in the night sky. Orionid meteor shower lasts from October 2 to November 7 - but it will be at its height on the night of October ...The Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here's how to watch.VoxOrionid meteor shower: Peak viewing arrives this [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Charlotte ObserverOrionid meteor shower: Peak viewing arrives this weekend, with about 20 meteors per hourOregonLive.comLight pollution from human sources also poses a problem, so you should try to go somewhere relatively far from the city's illumination. The best viewing time is expected to be Oct. 20-22 in the hours just before dawn, especially around 2 a.m. Another ...The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This WeekendMental FlossClear skies forecast for the Orionid meteor shower this weekend in [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Evening StandardOrionids meteor shower in London: Where to go stargazingEvening StandardWhile the site isn't always open, the public rights of way are and it's worth tripping up here as it's one of London's three certified Dark Sky Discovery Sites (the others are Regents Park and Grove Park). With low levels of light pollution, you're all ... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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Popular MechanicsChina Wants to Replace Streetlights With a Trio of Artifical MoonsPopular Mechanics... up areas that don't receive much artificial lighting, like rural areas or the sites of disasters like earthquakes or hurricanes. That's assuming that they work as intended, of course. But if they do, it could help plenty of other cities end the ... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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The GuardianAssheton Arms, Downham, Lancashire: 'It's hard not to fall in love with it' – restaurant reviewThe GuardianWe visited the Assheton Arms in Downham on an autumnal Wednesday evening. This former coaching house sits at the foot of Pendle Hill, in many square miles of silent, light pollution-free, starry-skied countryside. It's hard not to fall completely in ... [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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