📷 @andyporterimages Did you know it's International Dark Sky Week? The globe is getting brighter by the day. Photos from space show lights metastasizing over time in already bright places and reaching farther into islands of darkness, like a pinball machine coming to life in a dark parlor.
In the Pacific Northwest, we’ve got it pretty good. Bob Berman, author and astronomer, figures an observer has to be able to see about 450 stars to appreciate the night sky. In North Cascades National Park, one can see more than six times that many on a clear night, according to park service research.
But it’s getting worse even in the park. Unlike most environmental problems, though, we haven’t lost anything. It’s all up there. All we have to do is turn off our lights.
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