You've read from time to time about my love of astronomy. My morning walks with Shep are great for me, as I get to look to the heavens and see the stars. Granted, it's limited, as it is not an unobstructed view. That an light pollution. Sodium lights every 100 feet or so....and that's just at my vantage point.
710 stumbled upon this video though. It was attached to an article saying that 80% of the planet (or was it just the U.S.?) cannot see the Milky Way due to light pollution.
I can't say I've ever really seen it. A time or two - be it in Mexico, Key West or such - on the beach at night. Or or in the Mojave. That number of stars is quite impressive. And while I'm not afraid of the dark, there is something a little disconcerting about being on a deserted beach when it is pitch black.
The video below show light pollution levels from 10 to 1 and how it changes your view of the nighttime sky. It's quite amazing and just fucking beautiful.......excuse my language.
We both agreed that this might be cooler than seeing the aurora borealis (not that we have......yet) and that perhaps we don't base a vacation around this per se, but if we have the chance, take an opportunity to see such a marvel.
I know my crappy iPhone 6 won't capture these photos........but I'm a 1000% sure that the iPhone X will.
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