Light Pollution Blocks Stars and also a Danger to Your Health
On a beautiful clear night, you might enjoy going out and look up at the stars but you may not be seeing as many stars as you could be.
It’s called light pollution, it’s an effect caused by bright lights blocking out the view of the night sky.
You may think that’s only a big city problem but it’s not.
Shanil Virani is the director of the JMU Planetarium.
He is expressing his concern about there being too many lights.
Virani says, “If you’ve ever seen the earth at night you are seeing lights from cities, being sent directly up. It’s a waste of money, it’s a waste of energy, and by many studies it amounts to several billion dollars worth of wasted light. ”
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Written by: Aubrey Urbanowicz